[Anthony Webster as Comus.]To the Gentlemen of the Anacreontic Society. with intent to recall to the mind past Scenes of convivial Gaiety, enriched by a lamented Friend, this Plate is inscribed, by their obed.t hble Serv.t John Smith
Pub.d Jan.y 10.th 1781
Rare mezzotint, sheet 505 x 360mm (19¾ x 14¼"). Trimmed to platemark; small tear on right.
The actor and singer Anthony Webster in Milton's masque 'Comus'. Webster, who had died the year before this print was published, was presumably a member of the Anacreontic Society, a gentlemen's club of amateur musicians based in London. The painting by Francis Wheatley is untraced.
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