William Charles Macready (1793-1873)

William Charles Macready (1793-1873)
Title
William Charles Macready (1793-1873)
Date 
1827
Medium 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions 
Overall: 30 1/4 x 25 1/2 in. ( 76.8 x 64.8 cm )
Credit Line 
Gift of the New York Gallery of Fine Arts
Object Number 
1858.80
Marks 
inscription: on back: "Mr. Macready in the character of Wm Tell. / Copyd from H Inman's original sketch from Life / by Cummings. 1827"
Gallery Label 
British-born actor William Charles Macready first toured the United States in 1826-27, at which time Henry Inman painted the oil sketch (now at the Metropolitan Museum of Art) on which this copy in based. The actor is represented in the title role from "William Tell," a tragedy by Friedrich von Schiller.
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Creative: Tronvig Group