Two women stand on a balcony, mouths open in song and eyes cast downward at their music sheet. They wear corsetted dresses and feathered head wear. A satire of the duet performed by Harriet Abrams (1758-1821), the English soprano and composer, and her sister Theodosia (ca. 1770-1849), a contralto, on 9 May 1788 at Hanover Square Rooms. The piece performed was ‘Gia che mia sposa sei’ by Antonio Sacchini, and the occasion was the annual benefit concert for the tenor Samuel Harrison.
- Title: A duett at the Hanover Square concert [graphic] / JN [monogram] 1788.
- Publication: London : Pub. by W. Holland, No. 50 Oxford Street, Augst. 5, 1789.
Acquired November 2022