[Charlotte Walpole] Nancy.
London, Publish'd Jany. 22d. 1780, by Watson & Dickinson, No. 158, New Bond Street.
Stipple and etching, printed in brown ink. Sheet: 205 x 260mm, (8¼ x 10¼"). Trimmed within plate.
The actress Charlotte Walpole (c.1758 - 1836) dressed as a sentry at Cox Heath as Nancy in Sheridan's 'The Camp'; she stands on a hill above the military camp at left which she points towards, a cabin with letters 'CW' on the side and smoking chimney behind. The orignal title of the print was 'Miss Walpole'; it is the third in a series with 'A Visit to the Camp' and 'The Recruits' (see BM Satires 4765-66). 'The Camp' by Richard Brinsley Sheridan was first produced at Drury Lane Theatre, London, on 15 October 1778 and was frequently performed 1778-80. The production concluded with 'a perspective Representation of the Grand Camp at Cox-Heath, from a View taken by De Loutherbourg and executed under his direction' (quoted in The London Stage, part 5, ed. C. B. Hogan, Carbondale, Illinois, 1968, I, p. 208). After Henry William Bunbury (1750 - 1811).
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