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{{subst:Quick infobox|James Laroche|||}} James Laroche (fl. 1696–1713), singer, appeared while a boy as Cupid in Motteux's 'Loves of Mars and Venus', quarto, 1697, which was performed in 1697 at Lincoln's Inn Theatre, a species of musical entr'acte to the 'Anatomist' of Ravenscroft. He is there called Jemmy Laroche. His portrait is given in a rare print entitled 'The Raree Show, sung by Jemmy Laroch in the Musical Interlude for the Peace [of Utrecht] with the Tune set to Music for the Violin [by John Eccles]. Ingraved, Printed, Culred, and Sold by Sutton Nicholls, next door to the Jack', etc., folio, London. It was subsequently published by Samuel Lyne. The engraving exhibits Laroche with the show on a stool, exhibiting it to a group of children. The interlude was played at the theatre in Little Lincoln's Inn Fields in April 1713. Laroche's portrait was also engraved by Marcellus Laroon the elder Laroon, Marcellus, the elder in his 'Cryes of London', and subsequently by Smith and Tempest (Evans, Catalogue of Engraved Portraits, ii. 240).[DNB 1][1]


  1.  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain

    J. K.

    (1892). "Laroche, James (DNB00)". In Lee, Sidney. Dictionary of National Biography 32. London: Smith, Elder & Co. p. 0.

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These references are found in the DNB article referred to above.

  1. All that is known of Laroche is supplied by Mr. Julian Marshall to Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians.

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