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Inscription

upper center in plate: BEATRICE.; lower center in plate: Much ado about nothing Act I, Scene 2d.; Is it possible disdain should die whilst she hath such / meet food to feed it as Senior Benidict. / Published March 15, 1776; by J. MORTIMER, Norfolk Street, STRAND.

Provenance

(Campbell Fine Art, London, 4 May 1992); Donald Vogler, Portland, OR; gift to NGA, 2017.

Bibliography
1988
Sunderland, John. "John Hamilton Mortimer: His Life and Works," Walpole Society 52 (1988): no. 96.7