St. Caecilia. [Mrs. Sheridan as Saint Cecilia]
London, Published July 20th. 1779 for Watson & Dickinson No. 158 New Bond Street.
Stipple engraving. 295 x 385mm. Trimmed to plate.
Elizabeth Sheridan, shown here in the guise of the patron saint of music, was a beautiful and talented singer. She was also the wife of the playwright and politician, Richard Brinsley Sheridan. After their marriage Sheridan prevented her from singing in public, even in Joshua Reynolds's house. [Tate]
Goodwin 37, i of iii.. Hamilton i of iii.
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