Staffordshire Theatrical figure of Ben Backstay, c. 1860


Staffordshire Theatrical figure of ‘Ben Backstay’, modelled as a youth standing waving a handkerchief. Circa 1860



26cm high


ref. Staff figures #1107 for the figure, one of a pair of theatre figures alongside a girl. The origin is a lithograph of 1823 titled 'Mr T. P. Cooke as Ben Backstay' , but the girl is unknown and 'probably just a balancing figure'.

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