A Scene in the Recruiting Officer.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament, 1739.
Mezzotint, 276 x 323mm. Foxing, small marginal tear upper left.
Illustrates George Farquhar's 1706 play 'The Recruiting Officer'. Farquhar (1677 or 1678 – 1707) was an Irish dramatist noted for his contributions to late Restoration comedy. The play follows the social and sexual exploits of two officers, the womanising Plume and the cowardly Brazen, in the town of Shrewsbury as they recruit soldiers.
Ex: Collection of Alec Clunes.
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