Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, This present Friday February 2, 1798 will be presented a Comedy called The Conscious Lovers. BROADSIDE WITH CHINESE SCENES.

Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, This present Friday February 2, 1798 will be presented a Comedy called The Conscious Lovers...

February 2,1798. Stock ID #159533

Broadside printed single sided. 32 x 19.5cm. Some browning, some loss at edges particularly along the upper part of the left margin. An early example of British/Chinese ephemera. Four of the eleven scenes in the entertainment this broadside promotes were of Chinese interest reflecting no doubt the great interest in things Chinese following the first British Embassy to China led by Lord Macartney in 1793. The broadside advertises a scene in an East India Company's Warehouse which transforms into a Chinese apartment, a Visit to the Great Wall of China, A Chinese and European Procession; Concluding with a Representation of a British Embassy to China with the Exchange of Presents in the Grand Hall of Audience". (When referring to this item please quote stockid 159533).

Price: $650.00

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