Mr. Sloman, as Jemmy, and Mr. Beverly, as Jerry.
Very rare etching with hand-colouring, platemark 200 x 245mm (8 x 9½"). Annotations in pencil; large margins.
Scene from C.E. Walker's melodrama 'The Greeks and the Turks, or, the Intrepidity of Jemmy, Jerry, and a British Tar' (one of a crop of 'War of Independence' dramas staged in London in response to the Graeco-Turkish conflict of the 1820s). The play was first stage at London's Royal Coburg Theatre (now the Old Vic) in 1821. Set in a Thessaloniki harbour, the play had Jemmy and Jerry 'under the Command of their Valiant Grandmother, Fan Fireproof'. The star of the show, Fireproof was 'ardent in the cause of Greece and universal Liberty'.
For a playbill for 'The Greeks and the Turks' see ref. 37931. See Edith Hall (ed.), 'Greek tragedy and the British Theatre, 1660-1914'
[Ref: 37960] £160.00