Portraits of Actors, Dramatists, Playwrights etc 2

Portraits of Actors, Dramatists, Playwrights etc

Many women appeared on the stage from the Stuart's onwards and increasingly as dramatists and writers. Where indicated they will be listed by profession to accompany the male pages.


Edward Capell
Edward Capell. by Francesco Bartolozzi, after Louis François Roubiliac line engraving, published 1779 (1759)  (255 mm x 201 mm) Edward Capell (11 June 1713 – 24 February 1781) was an English Shakespearian critic £30  b



  David Erskine Baker
David Erskine Baker (30 January 1730 – 16 February 1767) was an English writer on drama.Stipple engraving, Drawn by S. Harding c1792. paper size  180 mm x 136 mm .Engraved by Cooke .  Large Stipple engraving  Drawn and engraved . by and published by Edward Harding, (1755-1840) From 'The biographical mirrour: comprising a series of ancient and'... By Francis Godolphin Waldron, Sylvester Harding, Edward Harding published 1795 ,,  £20 unmounted b from the Kneller portrait b x 2




Miss Brunton as Calista

Portrait of Miss Brunton as Calista in The Fair Penitent,1791 Drawn by Samuel, De Wilde,  born 1748 - died 1832 (artist)  engraved by Audinet  London, England (published) 17/03/1791 by John Bell, born 1745 - died 1831 in one of his illustrated pocket volumes  of N Rowe the fair Penitent and later in Jones's British theatre with a different background . Mrs. Merry (b. Bristol, England, 30 May 1769; d. Alexandria, Virginia, 28 June 1808). Merry was an actress and daughter of John Brunton, an actor and manager of the Norwich Theatre. In February 1785, Miss Brunton first appeared at the theatre in Bath as Euphrasia in The Grecian Daughter, which was followed by other leading parts, and on 17 October of the same year she made her debut at Covent Garden theatre in London as Horatio in The Roman Father. In 1792 Miss Brunton married Robert Merry, known in literature as "Delia Crusca," a lieutenant in the horse-guards, Tiddly engraving  with some soiling ie minute and grubby  Page size 14 x 9 cm  £10 unmounted b x 3


'Mr King as Lord Ogleby in The Clandestine Marriage
 Drawn by Samuel, De Wilde,  born 1748 - died 1832 (artist)  engraved by Audinet  London, England (published) 17/03/1791 by John Bell, born 1745 - died 1831 in one of his illustrated pocket volumes   and later in Jones's British theatre with a different background .  Tiddly engraving  with some soiling ie minute and grubby  Page size 14 x 9 cm  £10 unmounted b



Mr. Moody as Commodore Flip
 Drawn by Samuel, De Wilde,  born 1748 - died 1832 (artist)  engraved by Audinet  London, England (published) 17/03/1791 by John Bell, born 1745 - died 1831 in one of his illustrated pocket volumes   and later in Jones's British theatre with a different background .  Tiddly engraving  with some soiling ie minute and grubby  Page size 14 x 9 cm  £10 unmounted b 1792


Mr. Farren as Orestes
William Farren as Orestes in The Distrest Mother,  Drawn by Samuel, De Wilde,  born 1748 - died 1832 (artist)  engraved by Audinet  London, England (published) 17/03/1791 by John Bell, born 1745 - died 1831 in one of his illustrated pocket volumes   and later in Jones's British theatre with a different background .  Tiddly engraving  with some soiling ie minute and grubby  Page size 14 x 9 cm  £10 unmounted b 1791


Mr. Farren as Sir Charles Easy
William Farren as Orestes in The careless Husband,  Drawn by Samuel, De Wilde,  born 1748 - died 1832 (artist)  engraved by Audinet  London, England (published) 17/03/1791 by John Bell, born 1745 - died 1831 in one of his illustrated pocket volumes   and later in Jones's British theatre with a different background .  Tiddly engraving  with some soiling ie minute and grubby  Page size 14 x 9 cm  £10 unmounted b 1791


Mr. Quick as vellum
'Mr Quick as Vellum', engraved by Thorthwaite, London, 1792 ,  Drawn by Samuel, De Wilde,  born 1748 - died 1832 (artist)   London, England (published) 17/03/1791 by John Bell, born 1745 - died 1831 in one of his illustrated pocket volumes   and later in Jones's British theatre with a different background .  Tiddly engraving  with some soiling ie minute and grubby  Page size 14 x 9 cm  £10 unmounted b 1792


Mr King as Lissardo in The Wonder
engraving by Roberts, drawing by Roberts,   London, England (published) 17/03/1791 by John Bell, born 1745 - died 1831 in one of his illustrated pocket volumes   and later in Jones's British theatre with a different background .  Tiddly engraving  with some soiling ie minute and grubby  Page size 14 x 9 cm  £10 unmounted b 1776


'Mr Quick as Don Lewis'
'Mr Quick as Don Lewis', engraved by Brocas, Dublin  London, England (published) 17/03/1791 by John Bell, born 1745 - died 1831 in one of his illustrated pocket volumes   and later in Jones's British theatre with a different background .  Tiddly engraving  with some soiling ie minute and grubby  Page size 14 x 9 cm  £10 unmounted b 1791

'Mr Quick in the character of Judge Gripus',
'Mr Quick in the character of Judge Gripus' in Dryden's 'Amphitryon', engraved by Reading, London, 1777 London, England (published) 17/03/1791 by John Bell, born 1745 - died 1831 in one of his illustrated pocket volumes   and later in Jones's British theatre with a different background .  Tiddly engraving  with some soiling ie minute and grubby  Page size 14 x 9 cm  £10 unmounted b 1791


Mr King as Marplot in The Busy Body'
Marplot, a character in The Busy Body, a play by Susannah Centlivre London, England (published) 17/03/1791 by John Bell, born 1745 - died 1831 in one of his illustrated pocket volumes   and later in Jones's British theatre with a different background .  Tiddly engraving  with some soiling ie minute and grubby  Page size 14 x 9 cm  £10 unmounted b 1777

  Mr Brereton in the Character of Don Alonzo
Portrait of Mr Brereton as Don Alonzo in The Revenge,1777 London, England (published) 17/03/1791 by John Bell, born 1745 - died 1831 in one of his illustrated pocket volumes   and later in Jones's British theatre with a different background .  Tiddly engraving  with some soiling ie minute and grubby  Page size 14 x 9 cm  £10 unmounted b 1777



'Mr Lewis in the character of Douglas
William Thomas Lewis (1746?-1812) in the title role of Douglas ss1777 London, England (published) 17/03/1791 by John Bell, born 1745 - died 1831 in one of his illustrated pocket volumes   and later in Jones's British theatre with a different background .  Tiddly engraving  with some soiling ie minute and grubby  Page size 14 x 9 cm  £10 unmounted trimmed to image and in a paper window mount b 1777

 

Mr Johnstone as Major Flaherty
Major O'Flaherty in The West Indian', engraving by Wageman   from Oxberry's New English Drama  aka The new English drama : with prefatory remarks, biographical sketches, and notes, ... directions as performed at the Theatres Royal / by W. Oxberry, comedian.1818-31 rare £20 unmounted b Henry Erskine Johnston (1777–1830?) was a Scottish actor.


'Mr Henry Johnston as Hamlet',
Copper  engraving by Ridley from an original artwork by Porter, published  by Vernor & Hood in Poultry.,  From The Monthly Mirror (1795-1811). Founded by Thomas Bellamy By J. Wright, Si. John's Square, Clerkenwell publishedby Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe, in the Poultry ; unmounted b  unmounted b  £18, dated 1800 Henry Erskine Johnston (1777–1830?) was a Scottish actor.





'Mr King
Copper  engraving by Ridley from an original artwork by Pope, published  by Vernor & Hood in Poultry.,  From The Monthly Mirror (1795-1811). Founded by Thomas Bellamy By J. Wright, Si. John's Square, Clerkenwell publishedby Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe, in the Poultry ; unmounted b  unmounted b  £18, dated 1800 Thomas King (1730–1805) was an English actor, known also as a theatre manager and dramatist.


Mr Dignum
Mr Dignum of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.Charles Dignum (c. 1765 - 29 March 1827) was a popular tenor singer, actor and composer of English birth and Irish parentage who was active in recital, concert and theatre stage, mainly in London, for about thirty years Engraving from  the  EUROPEAN MAGAZINE. and. LONDON REVIEW. Containing. PORTRAITS, VIEWS, BIOGRAPHY, ANECDOTES, LITERATURE,  published and edited by James Asperne (1757 to1820) .It was in direct competition with the Gentleman's Magazine. Its founding editor, James Perry soon passed proprietorship to the Shakespearean scholar Isaac Reed and his partners John Sewell and Daniel Braithwaite, who guided the European Magazine during its first two decades  £18   b 








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Mrt Charles Bannister
Charles Bannister (1738–1804) was an English actor and singer and comedian .Antique copper engraved print from THE EUROPEAN MAGAZINE. and. LONDON REVIEW. Containing. PORTRAITS, VIEWS, BIOGRAPHY, ANECDOTES, LITERATURE, ran from 1808 to12 published and edited by James Asperne (1757 to1820) .It was in direct competition with the Gentleman's Magazine. Its founding editor, James Perry soon passed proprietorship to the Shakespearean scholar Isaac Reed and his partners John Sewell and Daniel Braithwaite, who guided the European Magazine during its first two decades . RARE  £20  unmounted b  dated 1804 drawn from life Page size 13 x 21 cm+ b  £20  unmounted in window mount clipped to plate mark b


Mr. Lewis / engraved by W. Ridley,
Engraved by Ridley from a miniature by Mr. Pope .  by William Ridley, published by Thomas Bellamy, stipple engraving, published  1796. From The Monthly Mirror (1795-1811). Founded by Thomas Bellamy unmounted b x 3  unmounted b  £15



Mr. Lewis, of the Theatre Royal Covent Garden
  William Thomas Lewis,1746 painted by M. Brown ; engrav'd by Jno. Corner. Antique copper engraved print from THE EUROPEAN MAGAZINE. and. LONDON REVIEW. Containing. PORTRAITS, VIEWS, BIOGRAPHY, ANECDOTES, LITERATURE, ran from 1808 to12 published and edited by James Asperne (1757 to1820) .It was in direct competition with the Gentleman's Magazine. Its founding editor, James Perry soon passed proprietorship to the Shakespearean scholar Isaac Reed and his partners John Sewell and Daniel Braithwaite, who guided the European Magazine during its first two decades . RARE   £10  unmounted b trimmed page  cut to image or crease as in this one x 3


full page £20 b x 2


Mr Lewis as the Marquis in the Midnight Hour.
Engraved for the Theatrical Inquisitor. c1800. 185mm x 115mm.  Theatrical inquisitor; or, Literary mirror. By Cerberus, ran from c 1812 to 1820 Published London, Sherwood, Neely & Jones [etc.] 1812-[1820] RARE  £18 some with edge of page toning  but plate area clean b x 4



'Mr Kemble as Cato in Cato',
 engraving by Woolnoth, drawing by Wageman, published by Simpkin & Marshall, London, 1823  Theatrical inquisitor; or, Literary mirror. By Cerberus, ran from c 1812 to 1820 Published London, Sherwood, Neely & Jones 1812-[1820] RARE  £10 some with edge of page toning   ie grubby and age stained evenly rather than foxing  due to cheap paper used b x 4

John Philip Kemble as Penruddock in The Wheel of Fortune,
 engraving by Wright, from an original painting by Wageman Engraved for the Theatrical Inquisitor. c1800. 185mm x 115mm.  Theatrical inquisitor; or, Literary mirror. By Cerberus, ran from c 1812 to 1820 Published London, Sherwood, Neely & Jones [etc.] 1812-[1820] RARE  £10 some with edge of page toning   ie grubby and age stained evenly rather than foxing  due to cheap paper used b x 2c



Thomas King
Thomas King (1730–1805) was an English actor, known also as a theatre manager and dramatist Antique copper engraved print from THE EUROPEAN MAGAZINE. and. LONDON REVIEW. Containing. PORTRAITS, VIEWS, BIOGRAPHY, ANECDOTES, LITERATURE, ran from 1808 to12 published and edited by James Asperne (1757 to1820) .It was in direct competition with the Gentleman's Magazine. Its founding editor, James Perry soon passed proprietorship to the Shakespearean scholar Isaac Reed and his partners John Sewell and Daniel Braithwaite, who guided the European Magazine during its first two decades . RARE   £18 x 4b  unmounted b dated 1791 Drawn by either Samuel Drummond (1765-1844) or  Rose Emma Drummond, depending on museum checked



Joe Miller in the character of Teague;

Joe Miller (Joseph or Josias) (1684– August 16, 1738), English actor.  published 1 October 1838  Published by T. Rodd, 2, Great Newport Street, Long Acre B x 3 £12



Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Richard Brinsley Butler Sheridan was an Irish playwright and poet and long-term owner of the London Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. He is known for his plays such as The Rivals, The School for Scandal, The Duenna and A Trip to Scarborough. Engraved by J. G. Stodart from The lives of the Sheridans. With engravings on steel by Stodart published 1886 by Richard Bentley in London £12 x 2



Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Richard Brinsley Butler Sheridan was an Irish playwright and poet and long-term owner of the London Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. He is known for his plays such as The Rivals, The School for Scandal, The Duenna and A Trip to Scarborough.  Stipple engraving in sepia  not in NPG £15  cropped page




'Mr Rae',
engraved by Blood, London, 1815,Mr. Rae, Theatre Royal, Drury Lane  engraved by T. Blood from an original painting by S. Drummond. London, Eng. :Antique copper engraved print from THE EUROPEAN MAGAZINE. and. LONDON REVIEW. Containing. PORTRAITS, VIEWS, BIOGRAPHY, ANECDOTES, LITERATURE, ran from 1808 to12 published and edited by James Asperne (1757 to1820) .It was in direct competition with the Gentleman's Magazine. Its founding editor, James Perry soon passed proprietorship to the Shakespearean scholar Isaac Reed and his partners John Sewell and Daniel Braithwaite, who guided the European Magazine during its first two decades . RARE   £18  x 2 b 1815


'Mr Rae as Osmond',
engraved by Thomson, London, 1818 .Published] Simpkin & Marshall, Stationers Ct. & Chapple Pall [Mall]  Stipple and etching.



Mr. Dowton as Obadiah
 [in Howard's Honest thieves] Published drawn & engraved by T. Wageman 1820. London, England by  Simpkin & Marshall, [1820?] page again on cheap paper so toned £10 b x 2



Mr Incledon as Steady
 [iEngraving of Charles Incledon as Mr Steady in Dibdin's The Quaker Published drawn & engraved by T. Wageman 1820. London, England by  Simpkin & Marshall, [1820?] page again on cheap paper so toned £10 b scruffy


Mr Cooper as Egerton
Mr Cooper as Egerton in Charles Macklin's The Man of the World, 1822 Published drawn & engraved by T. Wageman 1820. London, England by  Simpkin & Marshall,  £18




Jacob Hall, Rope Dancer
active 1668–1683  from the painting by by William Dobson. Jacob Hall  was an English rope-dancer, who distinguished himself as a performer on the tight-rope. Original painting by  Jakob ('Jacob') van Oost the Younger, published by William Richardson etching and stipple engraving, published 1792 trimmed to image Copperplate engraving from Richardson's Portraits illustrating Granger's Biographical History of England, London, 1792–1812. £10 b x 2 unbelievably £45 as a modern copy on art.co.uk !


full page with borders £12



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