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View of the Seat of the late David Garrick, Esq., at Hampton, with the Temple of Shakespeare

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (printed)

  • Date:

    late 18th century (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Taylor, John, born 1735 - died 1806 (artist)
    Unknown (etcher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Gabrielle Enthoven

  • Museum number:

    E.3471-1932

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case FF, shelf 23

Physical description

An etching depicting a view of David Garrick's residence at Hampton. The print shows a large neo-classical house set within its grounds on the bank of the River Thames. To the left, close to the edge of the river bank, is an octagonal, domed, garden folly [Garrick's Temple of Shakespeare].

Place of Origin

Britain (printed)

Date

late 18th century (printed)

Artist/maker

Taylor, John, born 1735 - died 1806 (artist)
Unknown (etcher)

Materials and Techniques

Etching on paper

Dimensions

Height: 4.8125 in, Width: 6.875 in

Object history note

This print is a reduced copy of the original etching by J. Taylor, after his own design, issued shortly after the death of David Garrick in 1779. Although this is a later copy Garrick's funerary hatchment is still illustrated hanging above the entrance to the house. The copyist has however altered the costumes of the figures to those of about six years later.

Descriptive line

Print by an anonymous etcher possibly after a painting by John Taylor, 'View of the Seat of the late David Garrick, Esq., at Hampton, with the Temple of Shakespeare,' etching, Britain, late 18th century

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

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1932. London: HMSO, 1933.

Materials

Paper; Printing ink

Techniques

Etching

Categories

Prints; Topography; Architecture; Commemoration

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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