The Indian emperor, or, The conquest of Mexico ; Act 4, Scene 4 [graphic] : as performed in the year 1731 at Mr. Conduit's, Master of the Mint, before the Duke of Cumberland &c. : from the original picture in the collection of Lord Holland / painted by Wm

Publish'd Jany. 1, 1792, by J. & J. Boydell, Cheapside, & at the Shakspeare Gallery, Pall Mall
[1 January 1792]
Physical Description:
1 print : etching and aquatint with stipple on wove paper ; sheet 46.4 x 58.6 cm
Title from caption below image.
Text below title:
Sheet trimmed within plate mark.
Sold at the Strawberry Hill Sale, day viii, lot 124. Purchased at the Strawberry Hill London sale, lot 1317 by R. D'A Newton; sold by Robson & Co., Ltd., London to W.S. Lewis, April 1928.
Mounted to 49 x 61 cm.
Separate sheet (7.6 x 19 cm) with Horace Walpole's manuscript notes mounted below print.
No. 18 in the Catalogue of Framed Pictures in the Lewis Walpole Library.
'A picture by Hogarth, showing a performance of Dryden's play 'The Indian Emperor; or, the Conquest of Mexico' which took place in spring 1732 in the house of John Conduitt, before the Duke of Cumberland, who stands on the left with the Princesses Mary and Louisa beside him; the Duke of Richmond is shown in the left foreground, leaning over his wife's chair, while Lady Deloraine, sitting beside her, bends forward towards her daughters; the Earl of Pomfret, Duke of Montague and Tom Hill stand on the far left; the performers are Lord Sempster as Cortez, Lady Caroline Lenox as Cydaria, Lady Sophia Fermor as Almeria, and Miss Catherine Conduitt, afterwards Lady Symington, as Alibech; Dr. Desaguiliers is shown consulting a book at the back of the stage.'--British Museum online catalogue.
Variant Titles:
Conquest of Mexico
Associated Names:
Dodd, Robert, 1748-1815 [Printmaker]
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764 [Artist]
John and Josiah Boydell (Firm) [Publisher]
Art reproductions
Conduitt, John, 1688-1737
Perrins, Charles William Dyson, 1864-1958
Steevens, George, 1736-1800
Theatrical productions
Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797
William Augustus, Prince, Duke of Cumberland, 1721-1765
Aquatints -- England -- London -- 1792
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1792
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
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Call Number:
Drawer 49 3646 no. 6
Orbis Record:
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
Digital version