Thomas Doggett Pictur’d by Walter Leon.
This is a rare first edition,
‘An enquiry into the claims to authenticity of the few supposed representations from life of this famous comedian and such idea of his physical appearance and personality as can be derived therefrom and from contemporary descriptions (including his own)’
The image shown is known as the Sherborne painting, by Thomas Murray, accepted as a contemporary portrait of Thomas Doggett.A fascinating account of the life of Thomas Doggett, who came to England from Dublin in the latter part of the 17th Century and soon established himself as one of the leading low comedians of the London stage; he was also a strolling player, the joint lessee of the Drury Lane theatre, and was at one time the leader of the Duke of Norfolk’s players. He was also the founder of the annual race on the Thames that bears his name.
Published: The Company of Watermen & Lightermen 1980
Format: Hardback, 52 pages, Gilt embossed lettering to the spine & front board, plus gilt illustration to front brown board Numerous colour and b&w pictures.
Book was sign by Walter Leon on 4th March 1981 to Harvey Hackman
Condition:Used. Almost as new ( slight yellowing to some page borders).
Availabilty: In stock