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John Bannister Comedian portrait engraving print

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Mr John Bannister, Comedian


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Original antique portrait print


Jack (John) Bannister had been a student at the Royal Academy Schools before making his acting debut in 1778. He remained a close friend of his fellow student, the caricaturist Thomas Rowlandson, throughout his life. He found success with the part of Don Ferolo Whiskerandos in Richard Brinsley Sheridan's The Critic (1779) and made a reputation for himself as a popular light comedian with a good singing voice. He was particularly associated with the summer seasons at the Haymarket Theatre and married the company's principal singer, Elizabeth Harper, in 1783. Ref : NPG website . Published in the 'European Magazine'.

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artist P Roberts
method Stipple engraving
date 1795
size 177mm by 108mm (platemark)
SKU PT6385