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Drawing - David Garrick, Actor (1716-1779).  Head.
  • David Garrick, Actor (1716-1779). Head.
    Edwards, Edward ARA, born 1738 - died 1806
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David Garrick, Actor (1716-1779). Head.

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Britain (drawn)

  • Date:

    1777 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Edwards, Edward ARA, born 1738 - died 1806 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil drawing

  • Credit Line:

    Forster Bequest

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case PD, shelf 310

Physical description

Pencil drawing depicting a portrait of the actor David Garrick, quarter-length. Signed and dated by the artist.

Place of Origin

Britain (drawn)


1777 (drawn)


Edwards, Edward ARA, born 1738 - died 1806 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil drawing

Marks and inscriptions

E. E. 1777
Signed and dated


Height: 7.25 in, Width: 6.25 in

Object history note

NB. This drawing was formerly "written off" (RP 63/240) due to theft. It was returned to the V&A in recent years.

Descriptive line

Pencil drawing by Edward Edwards (1738-1806) depicting the supposed last portrait of David Garrick, actor, drawn from life. Great Britain, 1777.





Subjects depicted

Portraits; Actors


Drawings; Portraits


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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