Scaramuzza So' Memo Squaquera [in oval frame.][Four lines in verse of French below image.]
Etching and engraving, 314 x 245mm Age toned, laid on conservation tissue.
An actor dressed as Scaramouche. Scaramuccia, also known as Scaramouche, is a stock character in 17th-century Italian farce. He is usually portrayed as a buffoon or boastful clown (in this latter capacity he can be considered a smaller derivative of Il Capitano). The character was invented by a 17th century Italian actor, Tiberio Fiorilli. Engraved and published by Nicolas Bonnart (1637 - 1718) in Paris.
Ex: Collection of Alec Clunes.
[Ref: 7829] £280.00