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Print - David Garrick
  • David Garrick
    Pine, Robert Edge, born 1720 - died 1788
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David Garrick

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    late eighteenth century (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Pine, Robert Edge, born 1720 - died 1788 (painter)
    Pailthorpe, Frederick William, born 1838 - died 1914 (engraver)
    Frank T Sabin (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving, printed ink on paper.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the British Theatre Museum Association

  • Museum number:

    S.3746-2013

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Print of the actor David Garrick (1717-1779), late eighteenth century.

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). Richard III was a part with which he was especially associated, both from his London debut and his first appearance at Drury Lane Theatre on 11 May 1742 in the role.

Physical description

Head and shoulders portrait, print of the actor David Garrick (1717-1779).

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

late eighteenth century (printed)

Artist/maker

Pine, Robert Edge, born 1720 - died 1788 (painter)
Pailthorpe, Frederick William, born 1838 - died 1914 (engraver)
Frank T Sabin (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving, printed ink on paper.

Dimensions

Height: 27.6 cm, Width: 20.4 cm

Descriptive line

Print of the actor David Garrick (1717-1779), late eighteenth century

Materials

Printing ink; Paper; Watercolour

Techniques

Print-making; Stipple engraving

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Prints

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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