No. VIII. Antonietta. No. IX. The Theatrical Peer of Berks.
Engraving. Plate: 175 x 110mm, (7 x 4¼"). Light foxing and staining. Small margins, cut to plate at top. Few wormholes.
Two portrait busts set in ovals. On the right is a portrait of Richard Barry, 7th Earl of Barrymore (1769-1793) an English nobleman, theatrical enthusiast and rake. Known as Hellgate and Rake of Rakes. The portrait on the left depicts Antonietta, a French dancer Barry brought over from Paris to advise on his theatricals at his house at Wargrave. From the 'Histories of the Tête à Tête annexed...' series that appeared in 'Town and Country Magazine', a monthy magazine which featured articles on the scandals and romantic affairs of the nobility.
BM Satire 7700.
[Ref: 38574] £50.00