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Valentine Green, 1739–1813, British
after Johan Joseph Zoffany RA, 1733–1810, German, active in Britain (from 1760)
Mr. Garrick and Mrs. Pritchard, in the Tragedy of 'Macbeth.' Act II. Scene III.
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), and Image: 16 3/4 x 21 3/4 inches (42.5 x 55.2 cm)

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:
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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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)

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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)

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