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Benjamin Wilson, 1721–1788
David Garrick and George Anne Bellamy in "Romeo and Juliet", Act V, Scene iii
Materials & Techniques:
Oil on canvas
54 5/8 x 72 1/2 inches (138.7 x 184.2 cm)

Signed and dated, lower left: "B Wison Pinxit 1756"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
actor | actors | actress | architectural subject | barrel vault | bed | bow (costume accessory) | cenotaphs | costume | forest | light | literary theme | lovers | man | meeting | moon | night | performance | romance | romantic | Romeo and Juliet, play by William Shakespeare | theater (discipline) | tomb | tragedy | vial | vine | wig | woman
Associated People:
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Bellamy, George Anne (ca. 1731–1788), actress
Garrick, David (1717–1779), actor and playwright
Not on view
IIIF Manifest:

Shakespeare and British Art (Yale Center for British Art, 1981-04-23 - 1981-07-05) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Geoffrey Ashton, Shakespeare and British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1981, pp. 56-7, 80, no. 162, PR2933 Y25 A74 c.1 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Lance Bertelsen, David Garrick and English Painting, Eighteenth Century Studies, vol. 11, Spring 1978, pp. 320-324, fig. 4, NX452 E54 11 (YCBA) Also available online at JSTOR. http://www.jstor.org/stable/2738195 [YCBA]

Malcolm Cormack, Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 250-251, N590.2 A83 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Front Matter, Shakespeare Quarterly, vol. 35, Summer 1984, Cover, Ig 7e Si 3 (SML) [ORBIS]

Life of General Sir Robert Wilson , from autobiographical memoir, journals, narratives, correspondence, etc., Athenaeum, 31 Jan. 1863, p. 150-152, Available Online via British Periodicals [ORBIS]

Iain Mackintosh, David Garrick and Benjamin Wilson, Apollo, vol. 121, May 1985, p. 314-320, pl. IV, fig. 7, N1 +A54 121:2 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Iain Mackintosh, The Georgian Playhouse : actors, artists, audiences, and architecture 1730-1830, , Arts Council of Great Britain, London, 1975, p. 27, cat. 40, PN2594 +G46 (YCBA) [YCBA]

J. Fitzgerald Molloy, What Players are They?, English Illustrated Magazine, vol. 51, Central Publishing, London, December 1887, p. 189-210, Available online at British Periodicals II http://search.proquest.com/docview/3236523/fulltext/1?accountid=15172 [Website]

Leonee Ormond, Shakespeare in Art, Burlington Magazine, vol. 145, July 2003, p. 532, N1 B87 + 145:1204 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Martin Postle, Johan Zoffany, RA : Society Observed, , Yale University Press, New Haven, 2011, fig. 59, pp. 66-67, NJ18 Z68 + A12 2011 Oversize (YCBA) [YCBA]

William L. Pressly, A Catalogue of Paintings in the Folger Shakespeare Library : "as imagination bodies forth", Yale University Press, New Haven, 1993, p. 188, fig. 67, PR2933 F64 P7 1993 (YCBA) [YCBA]

William L. Pressly, Joseph Wright of Derby's "Miravan breaking open the tomb of his ancestors" : Variations on an Arabian Tale, British Art Journal, vol. 2, Autumn 2000, p. 18-19, fig. 6, N6761 +B74 2 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Stuart Sillars, Painting Shakespeare : The Artist as a Critic, 1720-1820, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2006, p. 75, fig. 5, PR2883 S55 2006 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Sidney Vauncez, More Play Reviews : Old Vic Toast to the King of English Theatre, The Stage and Television Today, London, 4 October 1979, p.12, Available Online via Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive (ProQuest) [ORBIS]

Ellis Waterhouse, The Dictionary of 18th Century Painters in Oils and Crayons, Antique Collectors' Club, Woodbridge, Suffolk, p. 414-415, ND466 +W38 Wall Case (YCBA) [YCBA]

Mary Webster, Johan Zoffany, 1733-1810, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 2011, pp. 66,67, no. 67, NJ18 Z68 W43 2011 + (YCBA) [YCBA]

John Wilders, The Shakespearean Performance Circus, TLS, the Times Literary Supplement, London, 30 October 1987, p. 1197, Available Online via Times Literary Supplment Historical Archive [ORBIS]

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