Published as the act Directs July 10th 1779 by W.m Richardson No.68 High Holborn
Mezzotint, good impression with very large margins; sheet 155 x 115mm (6 x 4½"). Uncut; glued to backing sheet along left edge.
William Parsons (1736-95), actor. Beginning his career in York and Edinburgh, he was brought to London by the great David Garrick and eventually joined the company at the Haymarket Theatre. A popular and versatile actor, Parsons was also a keen painter of landscapes influenced by those of Richard Wilson. Engraved after a painting by draughtsman and singer Robert Dighton (1751-1814) by the mezzotint engraver and printseller Robert Laurie (1755?-1836). Music, instruments and mask (representing theatre) in title area.
Ex: Oettingen-Wallenstein collection and collection of the late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; CS 1 iii/iii. O'D 8
[Ref: 36679] £230.00