William Charles Macready (1793-1873)
Oil on canvas
Overall: 30 1/4 x 25 1/2 in. ( 76.8 x 64.8 cm )
inscription: on back: "Mr. Macready in the character of Wm Tell. / Copyd from H Inman's original sketch from Life / by Cummings. 1827"
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.
Gift of the New York Gallery of Fine Arts
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.