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Creator:
Samuel William Reynolds, 1773–1835, British
after Johan Joseph Zoffany RA, 1733–1810, German, active in Britain (from 1760)
Title:

Garrick, In the Character of Abel Drugger

Former Title(s):

Garrick as Abel Drugger in 'The Alchemist'

Date:
1825
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 23 1/8 x 15 7/8 inches (58.7 x 40.3 cm), Plate: 21 x 14 inches (53.3 x 35.6 cm), and Image: 18 5/8 x 13 inches (47.3 x 33 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed on back in graphite lower right: "Northwich Collection | first state | [ . . . ]"

Lettered lower left: "Painted by J.Zoffany."; lower center: "GARRICK, | In the Character of Abel Drugger. | London, Published by Mefsrs. Colnaghi & Co. Pall Mall, East, March 3rd, 1825"; lower right: "Engraved by S.W.Reynolds, | Engraver to the King."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1978.43.1122
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
actor | alchemist | alchemy | books | costume | drapes | genre subject | globe | hourglass | jars | mandible | pestle | pipe | portrait | science | science | shadow | skull | specimens | theater | tobacco | wig
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:41688
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