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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Eva Maria Garrick (née Veigel) (1724-1822), Dancer; wife of David Garrick

See also L. A. Hall, Catalogue of the Dramatic Portraits in the Theatre Collection of the Harvard College Library, II, p 107, and P. H. Highfill, K. A. Burnim & E. A. Langhans, A Biographical Dictionary of Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800, VI, pp 111-12.

pre-1749
Pastel attributed to William Hoare, of which there are two versions: Sotheby's, 14 July 1994, lot 75, descended from Garrick’s niece, Arabella Garrick (Mrs Schaw); Chatsworth (where attributed to George Knapton), presumably descended from the Earl and Countess of Burlington.

1749
Anon. engraving, half length as Mademoiselle Violetti (London Mag., a pendant to an engraving of the Pond portrait of her husband).

1751
Pastel by J-E. Liotard, drawn in Paris, with pendant of her husband. Chatsworth (illus. Treasures of Chatsworth, 1991, p 127).

1753-55
Pastel by Katherine Read, half length. Victoria and Albert Museum (P.10.1963; illus. M. Archer, India and British Portraiture 1770-1825, 1979, p 119), by descent from Arabella Garrick. Engraved W. Sherlock 1802; a drawing in the Garrick Club (G. Ashton, Pictures in the Garrick Club, ed. K. A. Burnim & A. Wilton, 1997, no.254) is closer to the engraving than the pastel (illus. P. H. Highfill, K. A. Burnim & E. A. Langhans, A Biographical Dictionary of Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800, VI, p 110). A half-length painting derived from the Read pattern was listed at Tockenham Manor as a pendant to Gainsborough’s 1770 portrait of David Garrick (Prince Duleep Singh, Portraits in Norfolk Houses, 1928, II, p 420, no.47).

1757
Painting by William Hogarth, with her husband, see David Garrick.

c.1760
Painting unconvincingly attributed to Johann Zoffany, half-length. Robinson & Fisher, 7 May 1914, lot 110, descended from Arabella Garrick (illus. D. M. Little & G. M. Kahrl, The Letters of David Garrick, 1963, I, f.p.117), probably correctly identified.

c.1760?
Pastel by F-X. Vispré. Bromley-Davenport sale, Sotheby's, 11 June 1947, lot 3 with a pendant of David Garrick.

1762
Paintings by Johann Zoffany, with her husband, see David Garrick.

1771
Drawing by Nathaniel Dance, see NPG 3640.

1772-73
Painting by Joshua Reynolds, with her husband, see David Garrick NPG 5375.

1772
Wax medallion by Lewis Pingo, exhibited Free Society of Artists, London, 1772 (153), see Wal. Soc., XXVII, 1939, p 75.

1795
Miniature by George Engleheart, sold Sotheby's, 28 April 1988, lot 48 (G. C. Williamson & H. L. D. Engleheart, George Engleheart, 1902, pp 30, 98).

1820
Drawing by I. R. Cruikshank, small whole length, dated September 1820; etched by him on her death in October 1822.

Doubtful Portraits
While apparently sharing the early provenance of Gainsborough's portrait of David Garrick NPG 5054, a portrait called Mrs Garrick by Gainsborough in the Grand Rapids Art Museum, Michigan (exhibited Art Treasures, Manchester, 1857, BPG 285; sale Christie's 16 June 1900, lot 106), appears to be by Nathaniel Hone and not to show Mrs Garrick; a miniature copy by Horace Hone dated 1771 sold Christie's, 28 October 1980, lot 86.

Attributed to Gainsborough (private collection; E. K. Waterhouse, Gainsborough, 1958, no.308). Miniature by Luke Sullivan 1761, sold Bonham's, 20 November 1997, lot 63; unattributed portraits in the Garrick Club (G. Ashton, Portraits in the Garrick Club, ed. K. A. Burnim & A. Wilton, 1997, nos.255-56) with two unattributed wax busts (Garrick Club; G. Ashton, Portraits in the Garrick Club, ed. K. A. Burnim & A. Wilton, 1997, S14, S17).

See also Doubtful Portraits under David Garrick.



This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Ingamells, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, National Portrait Gallery, 2004, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.