A hand coloured, antique copper engraving of Philip Massinger. Published circa 1800.
Philip Massinger (1583 – 17 March 1640) was an English dramatist. He was born in the reign of Elizabeth 1st, and died in the reign of Charles 1st. His finely plotted plays, including A New Way to Pay Old Debts, The City Madam and The Roman Actor, are noted for their satire and realism, and their political and social themes. It is thought that Massinger was never a popular dramatist in his lifetime, and he died suddenly at his house near the Globe Theatre in 1640.
Print size: 16cm x 9cm
Mount size: 28cm x 20cm