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George Colman the Elder (1732-1794), Playwright

Sitter associated with 10 portraits
Playwright and theatre manager; he wrote or adapted over thirty dramatic pieces. His best known play The Clandestine Marriage was written with David Garrick. While manager of Covent Garden Theatre, 1767-74, he produced both of Oliver Goldsmith's plays. In 1776 he took over the Haymarket Theatre.

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1364

George Colman the Elder

after Sir Joshua Reynolds
oil on canvas, (1768-1770)
NPG 1364

59

George Colman the Elder

by Thomas Gainsborough
oil on canvas, circa 1778
On display in Room 12 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 59

D12366

'The theatrical war'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 30 June 1787
NPG D12366

D34046

George Colman the Elder

by Edward Scriven, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after John Jackson, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
stipple engraving, published 8 March 1813 (1768-1770)
NPG D34046

D13904

George Colman the Elder

by Edward Scriven, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after John Jackson, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
stipple engraving, published 8 March 1813 (1768-1770)
NPG D13904

D34045

George Colman the Elder

by James Scott, after Thomas Gainsborough
mezzotint, published 1874
NPG D34045

D1509

George Colman the Elder

by James Scott, after Thomas Gainsborough
mezzotint, published 1874 (circa 1778)
NPG D1509

D1510

George Colman the Elder

by James Scott, after Thomas Gainsborough
mezzotint, published 1874 (circa 1778)
NPG D1510

D14020

'The adorable Alicia and The Manager in Distress!' (George Colman the Elder?)

published by Archibald Hamilton Jr
etching, published 1 July 1780
NPG D14020

D20080

George Colman the Elder

by Edward Scriven, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after John Jackson, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
stipple engraving, published 8 March 1813 (1768-1770)
NPG D20080