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    Sale 5437

    British Mezzotints and Printed Handkerchiefs from the Collection of the Honourable Christopher Lennox-Boyd

    12 March 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 20

    Butler Clowes (d.1782)

    Mr Dibdin in the Character of Mungo, in the Celebrated Opera of the Padlock. "Me wish to my Heart me was Dead, Dead, Dead."

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    Butler Clowes (d.1782)
    Mr Dibdin in the Character of Mungo, in the Celebrated Opera of the Padlock. "Me wish to my Heart me was Dead, Dead, Dead."
    mezzotint on laid paper, with margins, published by Carington Bowles, London
    unframed
    P. 9 15/16 x 12½in. (25.2 x 31.7cm.)


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    Thomas John Dibdin, playwright and actor was a godson of David Garrick. In 1791, Dibdin achieved his goal of a theatre-royal appointment when he played Mungo in Isaac Bickerstaff's The Padlock when the Manchester theatre reopened after a fire.

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