Abel Drugger, from Ben Jonson's 'The alchemist', in a posture of combat. Engraving by J. Thornthwaite, 1777, after Roberts.
- Roberts, fl. 18th century.
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Abel Drugger is the ingenuous tobacconist in Jonson's 1610 play. David Garrick's performance of the role in 1743 made the character well-known, and the play was often revised to include more scenes featuring Drugger. Garrick retired from acting in 1776, a year before this print was made
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