[La Signora Zamperini in the Character of Cecchina. La Buona Figliuola, Act 2d Scene 3d.]
[Sold by Mr Parker No 82 Cornhill, & Mr Finlayson in Berwick Street Soho.]
Mezzotint, very scarce; platemark 380 x 280mm (15 x 11"). Trimmed to plate; early proof before any text; small tear lower right.
Anna Zamperini, singer believed to be the mistress of George Hobart, third earl of Buckinghamshire. Here portrayed in the lead role in Niccolò Piccinni's 'La buona figliuola' ('the good-natured maid'), adapted from Samuel Richardson's novel 'Pamela'. Zamperini was portrayed in the same role by Scottish painter John Paxton. After a portrait by Nathaniel Hone (1718-84), one of two Irish founder members of the Royal Academy
Ex: collection of the late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; CS 20 (before first listed state)
[Ref: 36379] £280.00