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Bronze plaque

Bronze plaque

  • Materials and Techniques:

    bronze, cast and chased

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Sir John Gielgud

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Bronze plaque featuring a raised and chased full-length image of David Garrick as King Lear, standing on a stage, posturing to his left. The plaque is set in an unglazed oval wooden frame, with deep relief molding, but is not attached to a backing..

Materials and Techniques

bronze, cast and chased


Length: 8.3 cm of plaque, Width: 9.2 cm of plaque, Diameter: 15 cm of frame

Object history note

This framed plaque was bequeathed to The Theatre Museum by Sir John Gielgud (1904-2000) and would have been given to him, or purchased by him because of the connection with the actor-manager David Garrick (1717-1779).

Descriptive line

Framed bronze plaque featuring an image of the 18th century actor-manager David Garrick as King Lear, previously owned by Sir John Gielgud.





Production Type

Mass produced


Theatre and Performance Collection

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