Celebration Quotation – February 25, 2016
Today’s quote is from Measure for Measure:
This quote seems particularly timely – there are certainly a few political candidates who fit this description!
The image is portrait of British actress Mary Ann Yates (1728-1787) in the role of Isabella, published in 1776. Yates was a very popular tragedienne – and her own life was not without drama. If you want to know more about her, check out The Story of a Diva: Mary Ann Yates, Forgotten Actress from author Susan Ardelie’s wonderfully entertaining history blog.
The artist – James Roberts (1753-1809) – was well-known for his portraits of actors. You can find a gallery of some of his works at the website for Britain’s National Portrait Gallery.
Image Source: Folger Shakespeare Library Digital Image Collection