Stock Photo: Mr. Joseph Vernon as Thurio in "Two Gentlemen of Verona.". . Thurio is shown standing in breeches and stockings, wearing a cape with lace collar, playing a lute.. . . Vernon made his debut in 1750, and continued playing in London and Dublin until 1781, but was not regarded as a performer of the first rank.. . Copperplate engraving from "Bell's Shakespeare" published by John Bell, London, from 1776. Drawn by James Roberts.