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- Object: Mr. Bensley as Busiris.
Portrait of the actor Robert Bensley in the title character from Edward Young's play; full-length, seated on elaborate throne, directed and looking to right with determined expression, legs apart with right foot on cushioned stool, right hand at lap, left in a fist on his thigh; wearing eastern costume with pantaloons, sash, slippers, short-sleeved, ermine-trimmed cloak and turban with crown; dim interior with curtains behind to left and right; oval frame. 1796
Etching and engraving with some stipple
- Production date
Height: 145 millimetres (cropped)
Width: 95 millimetres (cropped)
- Curator's comments
- This play was not performed in London during Bensley's career; see also K,57.226, a plate from Bell's British Theatre which shows him in the same role.
- Not on display
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Busiris
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