Mrs. Egerton, As Madge Wildfire in "The Heart of Mid Lothian":"Come along Daddy Ratton." -British Stage, No.58
Rare etching with fine hand-colouring, J Whatman 1821 watermarked paper; platemark 225 x 150mm (8¾ x 6"). Very large margins.
Sarah Egerton (1782-1847), actress. After an unsuccessful spell in Covent Garden, Egerton moved to the Surrey theatre where she played Madge Wildfire in Thomas Dibdin's 'The Heart of Midlothian, or , the Lily of St Leonard's' in 1819. This was one of several adaptations of Sir Walter Scott's novels in which she performed, which rescued her from obscurity.
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