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Mr. Garrick in Richard the Third

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    28/04/1772 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Dixon, John (engraver)
    Boydell, John, born 1719 - died 1804 (publisher)
    Dance-Holland, Nathaniel 1st Baronet (Sir), born 1735 - died 1811 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mezzotint on paper

  • Museum number:

    21918

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PP, shelf 14, box A

Physical description

Whole-length portrait of David Garrick as Richard III. Standing on the left, he is looking right with his right arm raised and holding a sword. In the left background a battle takes place.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

28/04/1772 (published)

Artist/maker

Dixon, John (engraver)
Boydell, John, born 1719 - died 1804 (publisher)
Dance-Holland, Nathaniel 1st Baronet (Sir), born 1735 - died 1811 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Mezzotint on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'N. Dance Pinxit. J. Dixon Fecit. Mr. Garrick in Richard the Third. Puiblish'd April 28th. 1772. by John Boydell Engraver in Cheapside London.'
Lettered

Dimensions

Height: 74.9 cm mount, Width: 54.5 cm mount

Object history note

Garrick is depicted as King Richard in Cibber's 1759 version of Shakespeare's Richard III.

Descriptive line

Print, whole-length portrait of David Garrick as King Richard in Shakespeare's 'Richard III'. Mezzotint by John Dixon after Nathaniel Dance, 1772.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Smith, John Chaloner. British Mezzotinto Portraits. London: Henry Sotheran & Co., 1883. Vol. 1, p.209.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Mezzotint

Subjects depicted

King; Battle; Actor; Sword

Categories

Portraits; Prints; Shakespeare

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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