Miss Martha Ray,who was murdered April 7.th. 1779.
Publish'd May 25.th. by V.Green N.o.29, Newman street, Oxford Street, & at N.o.52, Strand. Se vend à Londres, chez les Freres Forre, Marchands d'Estampes.
Mezzotint with small margins. Plate: 185 x 250mm, (7¼ x 9¾").
A half portrait in an oval of Martha Ray (1742-1779), a British singer who was the mistress of John Montagu, Earl of Sandwich. On 7th April, a jealous admirer, James Hackman, murdered her at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden for which he was executed at Tyburn.
Whitman: 74 IV of IV; CS: 106 II of II.
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