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David Garrick

6 of 56 portraits of David Garrick

David Garrick, by Sir Nathaniel Dance-Holland, Bt, 1771 - NPG 3639 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

David Garrick

by Sir Nathaniel Dance-Holland, Bt
pencil, 1771
5 3/8 in. x 4 1/2 in. (136 mm x 114 mm)
Given by Miss Katharine R. Image, 1948
Primary Collection
NPG 3639


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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 and engravings of him made from the 1740s. This intimate portrait was drawn at the actor's breakfast table.

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  • NPG 3640: Eva Maria Garrick (née Veigel) (companion portrait)

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