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Mrs. Tickell, afterwards Mrs. Cotton Worthington

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    ca.1785 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Cosway, Richard, born 1742 - died 1821 (artist)
    Roffe, Edwin (engraver)
    Unknown (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving, printed ink on paper.

  • Credit Line:

    Harry R. Beard Collection, given by Isobel Beard

  • Museum number:

    S.202-2014

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Engraved head and shoulders portrait of the singer Mrs. Mary Tickell (1758-1787), ca.1785. Harry Beard Collection.

Born Mary Linley, the sitter was a singer and sister in law of the playwright Richard Brinsley Butler Sheridan (1751-1816). She married the playwright and political writer Richard Tickell (1751-1793) in 1780. Mary's father Thomas Linley (1733-1795) had studied music at Bath, where he settled as a singing-master and conductor of the concerts. From 1774 he was engaged in the management at Drury Lane Theatre, London, composing or compiling the music of many of the pieces produced there, besides songs and madrigals, which rank high among English compositions. Her husband, Richard Tickell’s opera in three acts, called The Carnival of Venice, was successfully produced at Drury Lane on 13 December 1781 (with Mary's sister Elizabeth writing some of the songs, and Mary herself, the music).

Physical description

Engraved head and shoulders portrait of the singer Mrs. Mary Tickell (1758-1787), ca.1785. She is shown in a softly pleated muslin dress, her hair dressed in curls high on her head and gathered into a simple band.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

ca.1785 (printed)

Artist/maker

Cosway, Richard, born 1742 - died 1821 (artist)
Roffe, Edwin (engraver)
Unknown (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving, printed ink on paper.

Dimensions

Height: 18.7 cm, Width: 10.1 cm

Descriptive line

Engraved head and shoulders portrait of the singer Mrs. Mary Tickell (1758-1787), ca.1785. Harry Beard Collection

Materials

Printing ink; Paper

Techniques

Print-making; Engraving

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Prints

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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