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David Garrick

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    1773 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hall, John (engraver)
    Dance-Holland, Nathaniel 1st Baronet (Sir), born 1735 - died 1811 (artist)
    John Bell - British Library (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Harry R. Beard Collection, given by Isobel Beard.

  • Museum number:

    S.534-2013

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Portrait of 'David Garrick', 1773, Harry Beard Collection.

David Garrick (1717-1779) was recognised during his lifetime as one of the greatest actors ever in both comedy and tragedy. He was born in Hereford, came to London in 1737 to work as a wine merchant but made his London debut as an actor at Goodman's Fields as Richard III in 1741. He managed the Theatre Royal Drury Lane from 1747 until 1776 and was depicted in many of his most famous roles during his lifetime, especially in paintings by Johann Zoffany (1733-1810).

Physical description

Engraved portrait of David Garrick from a painting by Nathaniel Dance.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

1773 (published)

Artist/maker

Hall, John (engraver)
Dance-Holland, Nathaniel 1st Baronet (Sir), born 1735 - died 1811 (artist)
John Bell - British Library (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving on paper

Dimensions

Height: 17 cm, Width: 10 cm

Descriptive line

Portrait of 'David Garrick', 1773, Harry Beard Collection

Materials

Printing ink; Paper

Techniques

Print-making; Engraving

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Prints

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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