Title derived from pencil note in upper right corner of drawing
Artist: Stretch was a figure and humorous artist who did illustrations for magazines
Full figure, standing to front, looking left, sword in right hand, shield in left. Title taken from pencil notation in top right hand corner. Signed M. Stretch Nov. 1 1882'. In pencil on back '2nd Dec 82'
History: Penciled note on back possibly indicates the date work was used for magazine illustration. Drawing was probably made into a woodcut as most of Stretch's portraits of this nature were
Provenance: Item was purchased by the Folgers from Henry Sotheran in 1905
Subject: Pencil note at top right corner on Folger copy gives quotation from Macbeth 'Stay ye imperfect speakers, tell me more'. According to Who was who in the theatre, Barnes supported Madame Ristori as leading man at Drury Lane, playing in Macbeth in 1882
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Extended title: Mr. J.H. Barnes as Macbeth M. Stretch, Novr. 1, 1882