A Scene in the Careless Husband.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament 1739
Mezzotint, platemark 275 x 325mm (10¾ x 12¾"). Large margins. Slight Printer's crease bottom left.
Scene from the play 'The Careless Husband' by Colley Cibber, engraved from a painting by Philip Mercier showing a moment in Act V, Scene IV of the play with the characters Mrs Edging, Sir Charles Easy and Lady Easy; the last is supposed by some to be a portrait of Kitty Clive (1711-85). Originally a pendant to another theatrical scene after Mercier, 'A Scene from the Recruiting Officer'.
Lennox-Boyd 1994 cat 2 (only state); CS 414; for the pendant see ref 7855. Ex: The Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd Collection.
[Ref: 38880] £380.00