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Print - Mr Garrick in the character of Periander

Mr Garrick in the character of Periander

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    1781 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (artist)
    Harrison & Co. (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Harry R. Beard Collection, given by Isobel Beard.

  • Museum number:

    S.711-2013

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Print 'Mr Garrick in the character of Periander', published by Harrison and Co, London, 1781, 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 as Periander in Eurydice

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

1781 (published)

Artist/maker

Unknown (artist)
Harrison & Co. (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving on paper

Dimensions

Height: 15 cm, Width: 10.5 cm

Descriptive line

Print 'Mr Garrick in the character of Periander', published by Harrison and Co, London, 1781, Harry Beard Collection

Materials

Printing ink; Paper

Techniques

Print-making; Engraving

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Prints

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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