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Valentine Green, 1739–1813
after Johan Joseph Zoffany, 1733–1810
Mr. Garrick and Mrs. Pritchard, in the Tragedy of 'Macbeth.' Act II. Scene III.
Materials & Techniques:
Mezzotint on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
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), Image: 16 3/4 x 21 3/4 inches (42.5 x 55.2 cm)

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

Collector's mark, verso: Paul Mellon

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."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
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
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IIIF Manifest:

The Pursuit of Happiness - A View of Life in Georgian England (Yale Center for British Art, 1977-04-19 - 1977-09-18) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Matthew Craske, Joseph Wright of Derby : Painter of darkness, The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, New Haven, pp. 44, 46, fig. 31, NJ18.W95 C72 2020+ (YCBA) [YCBA]

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) [YCBA]

J. H. Plumb, The pursuit of happiness : a view of life in Georgian England : an exhibition selected from the Paul Mellon collection, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1977, pp. 42, 91, no. 55, N6766 Y34 1977 (YCBA) [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 [ORBIS]

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

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