Habit of Perdita in the Comedy of the Winters Tale.Perdita, dans la Comédie intitulée, The Winters Tale.
Hand coloured engraving. Sheet size: 270 x 200mm (10¾ x 8"). Fine original colour. Trimmed inside platemark.
The character of 'Perdita' in full costume, wearing an elaborately decorated large floral dress. She holds a tall staff wrapped in flowers in her left hand, and gestures outwardly with her right. Plate 239 from 'Collection of the dresses of different nations, antient [sic] and modern. Particularly old English dresses; after the designs of Holbein, Vandyke, Hollar and others, with an account of the authorities from which the figures are taken, and some short historical remarks on the subject. To which are added the habits of the principal characters on the English stage', published by Thomas Jefferys between 1757 - 1772.
[Ref: 34892] £95.00