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Eva Maria Garrick (née Veigel)

(1724-1822), Dancer; wife of David Garrick

Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 5 portraits
The daughter of a valet, Eva Maria Garrick (née Veigel) was a talented dancing pupil and by the age of ten she was frequently invited to entertain the Austrian aristocracy. In 1746, under her stage name, Violette, she contracted to dance with the Italian Opera Company at the King's Theatre in London, and was at once the talk of the town. She married David Garrick three years later, and their thirty-year marriage was a contented, although childless one. She gave up performing after marriage but helped to promote Garrick's career by hosting parties for London's high society.

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Eva Maria Garrick (née Veigel), by Nathaniel Dance (later Sir Nathaniel Holland, Bt) - NPG 3640

Eva Maria Garrick (née Veigel)

by Nathaniel Dance (later Sir Nathaniel Holland, Bt)
pencil, 1771
NPG 3640

David Garrick; Eva Maria Garrick (née Veigel), after William Hogarth - NPG D34379

David Garrick; Eva Maria Garrick (née Veigel)

after William Hogarth
photogravure, (1757)
NPG D34379

Eva Maria Garrick (née Veigel), after William Hogarth - NPG D14041

Eva Maria Garrick (née Veigel)

after William Hogarth
etching, (1757)
NPG D14041

Garrick surrounded by his friends, by George Salisbury Shury, published by  A.J. Isaacs, after  William Hogarth - NPG D34380

Garrick surrounded by his friends

by George Salisbury Shury, published by A.J. Isaacs, after William Hogarth
stipple engraving and mezzotint, published 20 August 1866
NPG D34380

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