The Spanish Disaster or Cuckoldom by Contrivance.Engrav'd for the General Magazine
Rare crayon-manner etching printed in red; sheet 200 x 120mm (8 x 4¾"). Trimmed inside platemark; tear to lower edge
Scene apparently illustrating John Dryden's comedy 'The Spanish Fryar' (first staged 1680), whose anti-Catholic satire made it a popular success. In the play one character, Gomez, tells another, Dominick the Spanish Fryar, that he is observing 'a cuckoldom of your own contrivance'.
For portraits of actors in the role of Dominick see refs 27255 and 31322.
[Ref: 39189] £160.00