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Scene from John Gays

Adoption Number: 1985P47

Scene from John Gay’s - The Beggar’s Opera

William Hogarth, 1726-1728

The Beggar’s Opera series of paintings was the first by a British artist to depict a play actually being performed on stage in front of audience. The scene shows Polly Peachum and Lucy Locket pleading for the life of a highwayman hero, Macheath.

Suggested donation: £600.00

Scene from John Gays

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