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David Garrick ('Strive not Tragedy nor Comedy to Engross a Garrick, who to your Noblest Characters does Equal Honour')

19 of 56 portraits of David Garrick

David Garrick ('Strive not Tragedy nor Comedy to Engross a Garrick, who to your Noblest Characters does Equal Honour'), by Richard Purcell (Charles or Philip Corbutt), printed for  Robert Sayer, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds, (1760-1761) - NPG D2420 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

David Garrick ('Strive not Tragedy nor Comedy to Engross a Garrick, who to your Noblest Characters does Equal Honour')

by Richard Purcell (Charles or Philip Corbutt), printed for Robert Sayer, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1760-1761)
Purchased, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D2420


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Sitterback to top

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

Artistsback to top

  • Richard Purcell (Charles or Philip Corbutt) (active 1746-died 1766), Engraver. Artist associated with 76 portraits.
  • Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), Painter and first President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 1413 portraits, Sitter associated with 38 portraits.
  • Robert Sayer (1724 or 1725-1794), Printseller and publisher. Artist associated with 196 portraits.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG D19234: David Garrick ('Strive not Tragedy nor Comedy to Engross a Garrick, who to your Noblest Characters does Equal Honour') (impression from same plate as)
  • NPG D34376: David Garrick ('Garrick between Comedy and Tragedy') (based on same portrait)
  • NPG D34382: David Garrick ('Strive not Tragedy nor Comedy to Engross a Garrick, who to your Noblest Characters does Equal Honour') (based on same portrait)
  • NPG D34383: David Garrick ('Reddere Personae scit convenientia cuique') (based on same portrait)