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Creator:
Print made by Pieter van Bleeck, 1700–1764, Dutch, active in Britain (from 1723)
Title:

Griffin and Johnson

Part Of:

Collective Title: The Alchemist

Date:
1748
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper, laid on mount
Dimensions:
Sheet: 18 5/16 x 12 3/8 inches (46.5 x 31.4 cm), Plate: 18 3/16 x 12 1/8 inches (46.2 x 30.8 cm), and Image: 16 1/4 x 12 1/8 inches (41.2 x 30.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower center: "Griffin & Johnson | in the Character's (sic) of Tribulation & Ananias, in the Alchemist"; lower right: "P. Van Bleek fecit"; on mount, lower center: "P. VAN BLEEK : GRIFFIN AND JOHNSON"; on back, lower left: "c"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1979.34.1
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
actors | bag | book | cloth | coats | collars | column (architectural element) | comedy | costume | door | fireplace | gesture | hats | holding | ink | ink bottle | interior | jugs | lace | literary theme | men | money | pattern (design element) | pen | performance | pillar | play | quill (feather) | table | talking | tassels | The Alchemist
Associated People:
Griffin, Benjamin (1680–1740), actor and playwright
Johnson, Benjamin (1664/5–1742), actor
Tribulation
Ananias
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:44673
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