Oval stipple engraving printed in sepia depicting a singer and mandolinist with a statue of Athena in the background. MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS - 18th Century - English - Mandolin, Elias Martin.

Oval stipple engraving printed in sepia depicting a singer and mandolinist with a statue of Athena in the background.

[London]: 1772.

235 x 168 mm. On laid paper, with "No. V" printed at lower left.

A female singer holds an open music book on her lap entitled "Pastorale by Musolini."

A Signor Mussolini is recorded as a singer and mandolin player making his first public appearance at Covent Garden on 27 April 1773 "playing a concerto on the double mandolin and royal guitar and accompanying a young gentlewoman in song." Highfill et al., Vol. 10, p. 407.

Item #37112

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