Old Batchelor benefit performance for Joe Miller
The Old Batchelor, benefit performance for Joe Miller at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London. Joseph Miller (1684-1738) was an English actor who first played Sir Joseph Whittol in William Congreve's Old Batchelor in 1717. Tickets for this performance carried William Hogarth's engraving showing the scene where Whittol's friend Captain Bluffe is kicked by Sharper whilst his friend Bellmour tries to pull him away. This same design was used for Joe Miller's benefit performance on 13 April 1738 -- his final performance, a few months before his death.
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Altar of Mars and Venus. rome. italy
Roman art. Italy. Altar of Mars and Venus in marble lunense. Roman artwork of the end of the reign of Trajan (98-117 ), later re-used under the Hadrianic era (117-132) as a base for a statue of Silvan. Portico of the Piazzale delle Corporazioni (Ostia). Palazzo Massimo. National Roman Museum. Rome.
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Cover of a Pianoforte by Edward Burne-Jones
Cover of a Pianoforte by Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898), engraved by Octave Lacour (1855-1921). In 1879 the painter Edward Burne-Jones was asked by a friend, William Graham, to design a piano which he could give as a wedding present to his daughter Frances. Burne-Jones commissioned Broadwood to build a grand piano with a traditional harpsichord-like shape, supported by a trestle stand, that would be in keeping with the Arts and Crafts movement he was establishing with the craftsman and poet William Morris. Burne-Jones himself painted the lid, which shows mother earth. Date: 1884
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