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Creator:
Print made by William Bromley, 1769–1842, British
after Francis Hayman, 1707/8–1776, British
Published by John Boultbee, 1753–1812, British
Title:
David Garrick as Richard III in the Drury Lane Theatre Performance, 1759
Date:
1811
Medium:
Stipple engraving and line engraving on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper, laid on contemporary mount made of moderately thick, slightly textured, beige wove paper
Dimensions:
Mount: 21 x 14 13/16 inches (53.4 x 37.6 cm) and Sheet: 19 5/8 x 14 5/8 inches (49.9 x 37.1 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower center: "Garrick as Facius-(?) (very faint) | Garrick as Richard III. | Garrick as Richard III."; lower right: "Facingo(?) | 150 (50 underlined)"; on back, upper left: "n90 | uvE | [horizontal line] Ehh"; on back, upper right: "Z"; on back, lower left: "c"; on back, lower right: "172 | [horizontal line] nTT | D60"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1976.1.112
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
actor | animal art | armor | battle | Battle of Bosworth Field (22 August 1485) | cape (outerwear) | chain | costume | defeat | fear | feathers | field | fighting | fist | helmet | horses (animals) | king (person) | literary theme | men | pendant (jewelry) | performance | play | Richard III, play by William Shakespeare | royalty | swords | theater (discipline) | war | Wars of the Roses (1455–1485)
Associated Places:
England | Europe | London | Theatre Royal, Drury Lane | United Kingdom
Associated People:
Richard III (1452–1485), king of England and lord of Ireland
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Richard (character in Shakespeare's Richard III)
Garrick, David (1717–1779), actor and playwright
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:25355
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