John Hamilton Mortimer

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John Hamilton Mortimer
1740-1779
Design for the frontispiece to Bell's "British Theatre", IX, London, 1777
Pen and black ink, with gray wash over faint traces on paper; squared in graphite for transfer.
5 9/16 x 3 15/16 inches (141 x 97 mm)
Gift of Mr. Charles Ryskamp.
1975.29
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Charles Ryskamp, Princeton.
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Watermark: none.
The volume in which the design appears engraved, in reverse, contains "The Beggar's Opera", "Polly", and "Achilles" by John Gay, "the Gentle Shepherd" by Allan Ramsay, and "Comus" by John Milton.

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