In pencil, right top to bottom: "Sir Robert Waldpole; Mr Michael Aldridge; rich brown velvet coat; Ribbed or watered silk waistcoat; braided satin breeches; lots of lace; pomander on chain; gloves; beautiful dress sword; Beggar's Opera; Chichester 72". In pencil, bottom center: "Daphne Dare".
Chichester Festival Theatre
Performer and Role: Michael Aldridge as Sir Robert Waldpole
Drawing depicts a man standing with one hand on his hip, the other holding up a slender object (magnifying glass?). He wears an open brown coat with wide trimmed cuffs over a white shirt with lacy ruffles at the wrists. He has a long beige buttoned waistcoat, brown breeches, stockings, and dark shoes with buckles. His dark brown tricorne hat has a trimmed edge and is plumed. A large bow ties back his long wig. The tip of his sword is seen behind him. The pencil drawing has been reinforced with black ink and tinted with watercolor washes.