16337

SATIRE ON MATHEWS’S PERFORMANCE

Some Push Along with Four in Hand while Others Drive at Random. Written by J. Pocock, Esq; composed by Mr. C. Smith; and sung, with unbounded Applause, by Mr. Mathews, in the Musical Farce, called ñHit or Miss!î at the Lyceum Theatre, Strand.

Published
London by Laurie & Whittle

Description
Broadside, folio, hand coloured engraving after Isaac Cruikshank, letter press Dialogue beneath, light dustiness at margins, printed one side as issued.

£150.00

SKU: 16337

Product Description

A Satire seemingly on racing but with an undertone towards the pleasures of the females of London. The musical farce played by the Drury Lane Company at the Lyceum (26 Feb. 1810) owed its popularity to the performance of Mathews as Cypher. An owner has identified in pencil on the verso the scene of the illustration as Epsom Race Course! BM. No. 11700 Reid 4498