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Creator:
Richard Purcell, active 1746–1766, Irish
after Sir Joshua Reynolds RA, 1723–1792, British
Title:
Garrick Between Tragedy and Comedy (David Garrick)
Date:
undated
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige, laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 13 7/8 × 15 15/16 inches (35.2 × 40.5 cm) and Image: 13 × 15 7/8 inches (33 × 40.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower right: "Vol.3 P.139"

Lettered, lower left: "J. Reynolds pinxt."; lettered, lower center: "Strive not TRAGEDY nor COMMEDY to Engross a GARRICK, who to your NOBLEST CHARACTERS does EQUAL HONOUR. | Reddere Personae scit convenientia cuique."; lettered, lower left: "printed for Robts. Sayer at the Golden Buck in Fleet Street, and"; lettered, lower right: "Carington Bowles in St. Pauls Church yard London, Price 6 s."; lettered, lower right: "Chas Corbutt fecit."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.9950
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
portrait
Associated People:
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Garrick, David (1717–1779), actor and playwright
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:25612
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