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John Hebden

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John Hebden was from Harrogate in Yorkshire, baptised in 1712, orphaned and yet receiving an excellent education, including music tuition.

He was a professional bassoonist, gamba player and 'cellist and, on moving to London around 1740 is noted to have been principal cellist and bassoonist with the orchestra at Vauxhall Gardens and is mentioned in pohl's list of virtuoso musicians as a 'cellist and bassoonist in around 1750.

This mezzotint engraved and published by John Faber, circa 1741, after the the painting by Philip Mercier. Within a period 'Hogarth' parcel-gilt frame.

English circa 1750.

12 in x 16 in


Item Code: 2817

£ 340

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