14 of 56 portraits of David Garrick
by and sold by James Macardell, after Jean Etienne Liotard
13 in. x 8 7/8 in. (329 mm x 227 mm) plate size; 15 1/4 in. x 11 1/4 in. (388 mm x 287 mm) paper size
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- David Garrick (1717-1779), Actor, playwright and theatre manager. Sitter associated with 56 portraits.
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Events of 1751back to top
Current affairsFrederick, Prince of Wales dies and is succeeded by his son, later George III, as Prince of Wales.
Third Gin Act requires government inspection of distilleries and restricts sales to licensed premises in an effort to curtail consumption.
Art and scienceThomas Gray publishes his poem Elegy written in a Country Church Yard.
Philosopher David Hume publishes An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals.
Eliza Haywood publishes her novel The History of Miss Betsy Thoughtless.
William Hogarth publishes his satirical engravings Beer-Street, Gin Lane and The Four Stages of Cruelty.
InternationalRobert Clive reopens hostilities with the French in India. He prevails after holding out during the siege of Arcot.
First part of the Encyclopédie - an innovative 28 volume encyclopedia which represented the dominant strains of Enlightenment thinking - is published in France, edited by Diderot.
Swedish chemist Alex Cronstedt identifies nickel as an impurity in copper ore as a separate metallic element.