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George Vertue (1684-1756)

William Penkethman as Don Lewis in 'Love makes a man' by Colley Cibber c.1725

RCIN 913579

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George purchased this fine drawing of William Penkethman to paste into one of the volumes of his ‘History of the Stage’. Penkethman, a celebrated comic actor, is shown as one of the lead characters in the comedy Love Makes a Man by Colley Cibber, father of Theophilus Cibber, whose portrait is displayed to the right.

Purchased in 1821