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Print - Thomas Walker as Captain Macheath
  • Thomas Walker as Captain Macheath
    Faber, John the younger
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Thomas Walker as Captain Macheath

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (published)

  • Date:

    mid 18th century (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Faber, John the younger (printers)
    Ellys, John, born 1701 - died 1757 (artist)
    Bowles, John, born 1701 - died 1779 (publishers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Gabrielle Enthoven Collection

  • Museum number:

    S.2119-2015

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Print of Thomas Walker as Captain Macheath in The Beggar's Opera, engraved by Faber, after Ellys, published by Bowles.

Physical description

The print features a portrait of Thomas Walker as Captain Macheath in The Beggar's Opera. In this mezzotint Walker is wearing a jacket, waistcoat, tricorn hat, and a curled wig. His portrait has a printed frame.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (published)

Date

mid 18th century (published)

Artist/maker

Faber, John the younger (printers)
Ellys, John, born 1701 - died 1757 (artist)
Bowles, John, born 1701 - died 1779 (publishers)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Mr. Walker / in the Character of / Cap'n. Macheath / If Wit can please, or Gallantry engage, / Macheath may boast he justly charms ye Age, / A second Dorimant, like him in Fame, / The Fop's Example, & the Ladies Flame. / The Fair in Troops attend his sprightly Call, / Nor longer doat upon an Eunuch's Squall; / Well pleas'd they blush, & own behind ye Fan, / His Voice, his Looks, his Actions speak a Man. / Printed for John Bowles, at No. 13 in Cornhill.'

Dimensions

Height: 37.5 cm approximately, Width: 26.6 cm approximately

Descriptive line

Print of Thomas Walker as Captain Macheath in The Beggar's Opera, engraved by Faber, after Ellys, published by Bowles

Materials

Printing ink; Paper

Techniques

Print-making; Engraving

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Prints

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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