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Peg Woffington (1720?-1760), Actress

Margaret ('Peg') Woffington

Sitter associated with 20 portraits
Irish actress, known as 'Peg' Woffington, who took leading roles in Dublin and London, c.1737-57. 'Peg' was supreme in comic parts but was also celebrated for her Shakespearean roles. She was known for her bitter rivalries with other actresses (she stabbed Mrs Bellamy during a performance) and for her supposed love affairs, most notably with David Garrick who wrote 'My Lovely Peggy' and other songs for her.

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5729

Peg Woffington

by John Lewis
oil on canvas, feigned oval, 1753
On display in Room 12 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5729

D4877

Peg Woffington

by John Faber Jr, after Henry Pickering
mezzotint, circa 1740-1756
NPG D4877

D4879

Peg Woffington

by Peter van Bleeck
mezzotint, 1740s-1750s
NPG D4879

D4872

Peg Woffington

by John Faber Jr, after John Giles Eccardt
mezzotint, 1745
NPG D4872

D4873

Peg Woffington

by John Faber Jr, after John Giles Eccardt
mezzotint, 1745
NPG D4873

D36314

Peg Woffington as Phebe

by Peter van Bleeck
mezzotint, 1747 (1747)
NPG D36314

D14526

Phebe' (Peg Woffington)

by Peter van Bleeck
mezzotint, (1747)
NPG D14526

D36315

Peg Woffington

by James Macardell, after Arthur Pond
mezzotint, circa 1750-1765
NPG D36315

D4878

Peg Woffington

by James Macardell, after Arthur Pond
mezzotint, circa 1750-1765
NPG D4878

D4874

Peg Woffington as Mrs Ford in 'The Merry Wives of Windsor'

by John Faber Jr, published by John Ryall, published by Robert Withy, after Edward Haytley
mezzotint, 1751
NPG D4874

D18852

Peg Woffington

by and published by Michael Jackson, after John Lewis
mezzotint, (1753)
NPG D18852

D4880

Peg Woffington

by Cook, after Peter van Bleeck
hand-coloured stipple engraving, late 18th-early 19th century
NPG D4880

D4881

Peg Woffington

after Arthur Pond
hand-coloured lithograph, 19th century
NPG D4881

D4875

Peg Woffington

after Edward Haytley
etching, late 19th century
NPG D4875

D4876

Peg Woffington

by Octave L. Lacour, after Edward Haytley
wood engraving, late 19th century
NPG D4876

D4882

Peg Woffington

by M.S. Walter Fox
chromolithograph, late 19th-early 20th century
NPG D4882

D20489

Peg Woffington

by and published by John Faber Jr, after Henry Pickering
mezzotint, circa 1725-1750
NPG D20489