6 of 55 portraits of David Garrick
by Nathaniel Dance (later Sir Nathaniel Holland, Bt)
5 3/8 in. x 4 1/2 in. (136 mm x 114 mm)
Given by Miss Katharine R. Image, 1948
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Sitterback to top
- David Garrick (1717-1779), Actor, playwright and theatre manager. Sitter associated with 55 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Nathaniel Dance (later Sir Nathaniel Holland, Bt) (1735-1811), Painter. Artist associated with 63 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
This portraitback to top
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.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Ingamells, John, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, 2004, p. 183
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 238