Mezzotint engraving of the English singer, dancer, and actress Mary (Moll) Davis (fl. 1660-1698) playing a 5 double course guitar. By Richard Tompson (?-1693) after the painting by Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680). GUITAR.

Mezzotint engraving of the English singer, dancer, and actress Mary (Moll) Davis (fl. 1660-1698) playing a 5 double course guitar. By Richard Tompson (?-1693) after the painting by Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680)

[London]: [1675-1690]. 339 x 248 mm. Printed on laid paper.

Both the guitar and the hand position are depicted in considerable detail, quite carefully drawn.

Slightly worn; small portion of lower left corner lacking, not affecting image. A very good impression.

Chaloner Smith Vol. 11, ii/ii. National Portrait Gallery 8, ii/ii.

The diarist Samuel Pepys commented on a number of Moll Davis's performances. She gained some notoriety in becoming the King's mistress, with whom she had a daughter, Lady Mary Tudor (1673-1726). Item #29834

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