Mezzotint engraving by Samuel William Reynolds after the portrait by Thomas Foster

[London]: [Ponier], [1822]. A fine three-quarter length image of the composer seated, holding a rolled sheaf of blank music paper. 492 x 356 mm. Proof before letters.

Slightly worn; two small edge tears to left margin; trimmed at lower margin to just within plate mark. A very good, bright impression overall.

"In his day [Bishop] enjoyed a commanding reputation as the guardian of the best traditions of English song, and for a time he kept English opera alive almost single-handed." Nicholas Temperley and Bruce Carr in Grove Music Online. Item #21347

Price: $500.00  other currencies

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