David Garrick(1717-1779), Actor, playwright and theatre manager
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David Garrick was the leading actor of the eighteenth century. He was acclaimed for his naturalistic style and his versatility in both comic and tragic roles. Garrick transformed what it meant to be an actor, no longer simply an entertainer but a pillar of British culture.
by and published by John Hamilton Mortimer
etching, published 21 April 1779