The Indian Emperor, Or the Conquest of Mexico. Act 4, Scene 4.

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The Indian Emperor, Or the Conquest of Mexico. Act 4, Scene 4.
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Robert Dodd after William Hogarth
The Indian Emperor, Or the Conquest of Mexico. Act 4, Scene 4.
London, J. & J. Boydell 1790
Aquatint and etching
460 x 580mm
Laid onto old album sheet, some horizontal creasing
£180
A strong impression. A lively and charming view of the children's production of The Indian Emperor performed c.1735 in the house of John Conduitt (1688-1737), Master of the Mint, numismatist and husband of the niece of Sir Isaac Newton. On the left the noble audience is composed of the young Duke of Cumberland, 3rd son of George II, the Princesses Mary and Louisa and their attendants, while on the right the child players are the Duke of Leinster, Lady Caroline Lennox, Lady Sophia Fermor and Miss Conduitt.