London, South Kensington
26 April 2001
Three delft transfer-printed tiles
printed in black by Sadler with portraits of M.R SMITH/in the Character of LD TOWNLEY, M.R MOODY/in the Character of TEAGUE, and M.r LEWIS/in the Character of HIPPOLITUS, titled in banners flanked by theatrical devices upon a diaper-ground, circa 1777 (some chips and flakes) -- 12.5cm. x 12.5cm.
See illustration (3)
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Cf. Jonathan Horne, English Tin-Glazed Tiles (1989), p. 133, fig. 748, for an example of Mr. Moody playing Teague and p. 134. fig. 752, for an example of Mr. Smith as Lord. Townley.
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