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David Garrick

2 of 56 portraits of David Garrick

David Garrick, after Louis François Roubiliac, circa 1758 - NPG 707a - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

David Garrick

after Louis François Roubiliac
plaster painted terracotta, circa 1758
25 in. (635 mm) high
Given by Sir Theodore Martin, 1883
Primary Collection
NPG 707a

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  • David Garrick (1717-1779), Actor, playwright and theatre manager. Sitter associated with 56 portraits.

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Garrick loved having his portrait painted and his celebrity owed much to the many paintings, drawings, engravings and portrait busts of him. This one is a copy of a bust by one of his friends, the French sculptor Roubiliac who spent most of his life living and working in England.

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