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Print - Garrick


  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    ca. 19th century (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Harry R. Beard Collection, given by Isobel Beard.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Portrait and short biography of David Garrick, ca. 19th century, 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 Garrick.

Place of Origin

London (published)


ca. 19th century (published)


Unknown (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving on paper


Height: 24.5 cm, Width: 15.5 cm

Descriptive line

Portrait and short biography of David Garrick, ca. 19th century, Harry Beard Collection


Printing ink; Paper


Print-making; Engraving


Entertainment & Leisure; Prints


Theatre and Performance Collection

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