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Simon Francois Ravenet, 1721–1774, French, active in Britain
after Benjamin Wilson, 1721–1788, British
Published by Benjamin Wilson, 1721–1788, British

Mr. Garrick and Miss Bellamy in the Characters of Romeo and Juliet

Part Of:

Collective Title: Romeo and Juliet

Line engraving and etching on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Sheet (cropped inside plate): 16 7/8 x 21 5/8 inches (42.9 x 55 cm) and Image: 15 5/16 x 20 3/8 inches (38.9 x 51.8 cm)

Inscribed in graphite, upper right: "48"

Lettered in black ink, lower center: "Mr. Garrick and Miss. Bellamy in the Characters of Romeo and Juliet. | Designed Painted and Published by B. Wilson. Engraved by R. S. Ravenet. Published according to Act of Parliament the 20th April 1753."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
arch | bed | breeches | cenotaphs | clouds | coats | costume | cross (object) | dead | doors | dress | gesture | literary theme | lovers | mausoleum | men | moon | night | performance | plays by William Shakespeare | romance | Romeo and Juliet, Act V, Scene III | ruffle | science | sheets | surprise | swords | theater (discipline) | tomb | tragedy | vial | vines | wig | woman
Associated People:
Bellamy, George Anne (ca. 1731–1788), actress
Garrick, David (1717–1779), actor and playwright
Count Paris (character in Romeo and Juliet)
Romeo (character in Romeo and Juliet)
Juliet (character in Romeo and Juliet)
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
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Matthew Craske, Joseph Wright of Derby : Painter of darkness, The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, New Haven, pp. 202, 204-205, fig. 134, NJ18.W95 C72 2020+ (YCBA)

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