A bravura at the Hanover Square concert

Isaac Cruikshank
27 May1789
etching and aquatint
Peel 1686
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Print shows two musicians (three-quarter length) behind a balustrade: Tenducci sings, standing 'chapeau-bras' in profile to the left holding his music. He is very foppish, wearing a large sword; a 'cellist who resembles Cervetto sits (left) turning his head in profile to the right. Across the base of the design are the heads and shoulders of four men, seated with their backs to the balustrade, one wearing a ribbon and star. They listen with displeasure or indifference. Cf. George.