The Beggar's Opera. Etching after William Hogarth (1697-1764) of a burlesque version of a scene from the opera
by PEPUSCH, Johann Christoph 1667-1752 and John Gay 1685-1732
London, 18th century. 470 x 278 mm. + good margins. A group of musicians in the foreground performs on an assortment of instruments; the performers are all wearing animal masks. With another comic etching after Hogarth below the image entitled " A Just View of The British Stage, or Three Heads are Better than One, Scene in Newgate by MD-V-te." Margins slightly worn, browned, and creased; remnants of hinges to upper corners of verso.
(Inventory #: 27678)
Musical Autographs and Manuscripts; Rare Books on Music and Dance; First and Early Editions of Printed Music; Prints, Drawings and Ephemera relating to Music and Dance including Opera and Ballet.
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