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Benjamin Wilson, 1721–1788, British

David Garrick and George Anne Bellamy in "Romeo and Juliet", Act V, Scene iii

Oil on canvas
Support (PTG): 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
Garrick, David (1717–1779), actor and playwright
Bellamy, George Anne (ca. 1731–1788), actress
Not on view
IIIF Manifest:

Geoffrey Ashton, Shakespeare and British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1981, p. 56-57, cat. 162, PR2933 Y25 A74 c.1 (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

Malcolm Cormack, A 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)

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

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