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Garrick Reading the Ode at the Shakespeare Jubilee

Yale Center for British Art,

DESCRIZIONE

An Ode upon Dedicating a Building and Erecting a Statue to Shakespeare at Stratford-upon-Avon, 1769, Sheet: 24 7/16 x 17 13/16 inches (62 x 45.3 cm), Image: 23 3/8 x 16 7/8 inches (59.3 x 42.9 cm), Inscribed in graphite, on back, lower right: "? ALEXANDER", Lettered in black ink, lower left: "R. E. Pine pinxt | To Mrs: Montagu, this Plate"; lower center, left side: "Can British gratitude delay, | To him the glory of this Isle;"; lower center: "GARRICK. | To him, the first of Poets! – best of Men! | We ne'er shall look upon his like again!"; lower center, right side: "To give the festive day, | The Song, the Statue, the devoted pile! | See Garrick's Ode to Shakespeare."; lower right: "Caroline Watson Sculpt,, | is most respectfully inscribed. | London. Published March 25th, 1784 by John Boydell Engraver in Cheapside."
Accession number: B1979.32
Medium: Stipple engraving and etching on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions: Sheet: 24 7/16 x 17 13/16 inches (62 x 45.3 cm)|Image: 23 3/8 x 16 7/8 inches (59.3 x 42.9 cm)
Inscriptions: Inscribed in graphite, on back, lower right: "? ALEXANDER"|Lettered in black ink, lower left: "R. E. Pine pinxt | To Mrs: Montagu, this Plate"; lower center, left side: "Can British gratitude delay, | To him the glory of this Isle;"; lower center: "GARRICK. | To him, the first of Poets! – best of Men! | We ne'er shall look upon his like again!"; lower center, right side: "To give the festive day, | The Song, the Statue, the devoted pile! | See Garrick's Ode to Shakespeare."; lower right: "Caroline Watson Sculpt,, | is most respectfully inscribed. | London. Published March 25th, 1784 by John Boydell Engraver in Cheapside."
Collection: Prints and Drawings