Harry Dornton,The Go.___Beating the Watchmen___Pl.3
Mezzotint, platemark 355 x 255mm (14 x 10"). Late impression; trimmed inside margin lower edge; nicks in margins; 'CL-B' collector's stamp verso.
Scene from 'Road to Ruin', the major theatrical success of writer Thomas Holcroft (1745-1809). The play was first staged in 1792 and ran every season into the 1800s. The play satirises the reckless ways of Harry Dornton, who is shown here defending his friend against watchmen, a scene apparently set in Covent Garden Piazza.
Ex: collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd
[Ref: 36216] £280.00