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Creator:
Valentine Green, 1739–1813, British
after Johan Joseph Zoffany RA, 1733–1810, German, active in Britain (from 1760)
Title:
Mr. Garrick and Mrs. Pritchard, in the Tragedy of 'Macbeth.' Act II. Scene III.
Date:
1776
Medium:
Mezzotint on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 18 7/8 x 23 1/4 inches (47.9 x 59.1 cm), Plate: 18 x 21 3/4 inches (45.7 x 55.2 cm), and Image: 16 3/4 x 21 3/4 inches (42.5 x 55.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered lower left: "J.Zoffanÿ Pinxit."; lower center: "Published March 30th. 1776 by J. Boydell Engraver in Cheapside London. | Mr. GARRICK and Mrs. PRITCHARD, In The TRAGEDY of MACBETH. Act II.Scene III. | From the Original Picture painted by J. Zoffanij, in the Pofsefsion of George Keate Esqr. | To whom this Plate is Inscribed, by his Most Humble Servant."; lower right: "V.Green Engraver to his Majesty fecit. | John Boydell."

Paul Mellon collector's mark

Inscribed on back in graphite center: "Gold [ . . . ] 01"; in graphite lower right: w/ 5H 13"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1978.43.1124
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
actors | buttons | coat | columns | daggers | doors | lightning | literary theme | Macbeth, play by William Shakespeare | man | plays by William Shakespeare | torches | windows | woman
Associated People:
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Garrick, David (1717–1779), actor and playwright
Access:
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Exhibition History:
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The Pursuit of Happiness - A View of Life in Georgian England (Yale Center for British Art, 1977-04-19 - 1977-09-18)

Publications:
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C. A. Lennox-Boyd, Theatre: the age of Garrick, English mezzotints from the collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd , Christopher Lenox-Boyd, London, 1994, p. 81-82, no. 34, NE1816 G7 L45 1994 (YCBA)

John Chaloner Smith, British mezzotinto portraits, being a descriptive catalogue of these engravings from the introduction of the art to the early part of the present century : arranged according to the engravers, the inscriptions given at full length, and the variations of state precisely set forth : acc , Martino Pub., Mansfield Centre, CT, 2004, v.2, p. 554, Green no. 47, NE1816.G7 S58 2004

Mary Webster, Johan Zoffany, 1733-1810, National Portrait Gallery, London, 1976, p. 45, no. 48, NJ18 Z68 W43 (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:41690
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