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Engraved Caricature of Busker Billy Waters

Auction:
2255
Lot:
479
Sold for:
$235$200

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2255
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 07, 2004 11:00AM

Description:

Engraved Caricature of Busker Billy Waters, America or England, late 18th century, hand-colored engraved picture of the black street busker who fiddled outside of the Adelphi Theatre and the Strand in London in the 1780s, portrayed in this image with his wooden leg and military-style outfit, (toning), 6 x 4 in., in a molded wood frame.
Estimate $100-200

Keywords

Billy Waters, London, United Kingdom, Busking, Caricature, Engraving, Metalworking, Printmaking, Timber framing

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