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The Ladies Lamentation for ye Loss of Senesino (BM 1868,0808.3506)

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The Ladies Lamentation for ye Loss of Senesino (BM 1868,0808.3506)

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Satire on Italian opera singers and their female admirers, a copy in reverse of BM Satires 1694. Senesino, tall and ungainly, stands a quayside, recoiling from the effusive farewells of two ladies, one holding a handkerchief to her eyes; a number of gentlemen raise their hats and one bows low; two other men stand behind, one with a walking stick and a cloak over his arm. To the right, two servants, one a black man, carry a board, labelled "Ready Mony", piled high with bulging purses; Two jeering men to the right of the original print do not appear. Printed above a song mocking ladies crying at the departure of Senesino with music 'Set for ye German flute &c.'.; illustration to 'The Musical Entertainer'. 1737
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1737
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