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Print - Mrs. Abington in the character of Estleania
  • Mrs. Abington in the character of Estleania
    Roberts, James
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Mrs. Abington in the character of Estleania

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (probably, published)

  • Date:

    20 May 1776 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Roberts, James (Artist)
    Bell's British Theatre (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving, printed ink and watercolour on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Harry R. Beard Collection, given by Isobel Beard

  • Museum number:

    S. 711-2012

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Hand coloured engraved portrait of Mrs. Abington in the character of Estleania from Rule a Wife and Have a Wife by John Fletcher, May 20th 1776. Harry Beard Collection.

Physical description

Watercolour handpainted engraving of Mrs Abington.

Place of Origin

London (probably, published)

Date

20 May 1776 (published)

Artist/maker

Roberts, James (Artist)
Bell's British Theatre (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving, printed ink and watercolour on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'And here's a Chain of Whiting Eyes for Pearls, / A Musell monger would have made a better.'
Printed below portrait.

Dimensions

Height: 17.4 cm, Width: 9.9 cm

Descriptive line

Hand coloured engraved portrait of Mrs. Abington in the character of Estleania from Rule a Wife and Have a Wife by John Fletcher, May 20th 1776. Harry Beard Collection

Materials

Printing ink; Paper; Watercolour

Techniques

Print-making; Etching; Painting; Tinting

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Prints

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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