(b. 1733, Frankfurt, d. 1810, Strand-on-the-Green)

Portrait of Ann Brown in the Role of Miranda

c. 1770
Oil on canvas, 218 x 159 cm
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

Ann Brown was an actress and singer, here portrayed in the role of Miranda in Shakespeare's The Tempest. Between 1769 and 1779 Ann Brown was a player in the company of the famous actor David Garrick, a friend and patron of Zoffany, who also painted him in various scenes from the stage.