Copy of a picture by Hogarth, showing a performance of Dryden's play 'The Indian Emperor; or, the Conquest of Mexico' which took place in spring 1732 in the hourse of John Conduitt, before the Duke of Cumberland, who stands on the left with the Princesses Mary and Louisa beside him; the Duke of Richmond is shown in the left foreground, leaning over his wife's chair, while Lady Deloraine, sitting beside her, bends forward towards her daughters; the Earl of Pomfret, Duke of Montague and Tom Hill stand on the far left; the performers are Lord Sempster as Cortez, Lady Caroline Lenox as Cydaria, Lady Sophia Fermor as Almeria, and Miss Catherine Conduitt, afterwards Lady Symington, as Alibech; Dr. Desaguiliers is shown consulting a book at the back of the stage; closed-letter state. 1792
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