Engraved for the Dunlap Society [c.1897]. From the painting in the National Academy of Design, New York.
Mezzotint, signed engraver's proof on india laid paper, numbered '221' in pencil. 175 x 125mm, 7 x 5". Tear from left sheet edge.
William Dunlap (1766 - 1839) was a pioneer of the American theatre. He was a producer, playwright, and actor, as well as a historian. He managed two of New York's earliest and most prominent theaters, the John Street Theatre (from 1796-98) and the Park Theatre (from 1798-1805). He was also an artist, despite losing an eye in childhood.
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