Garrick surrounded by his friends
1 portrait of James Aickin
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
18 3/4 in. x 24 1/2 in. (477 mm x 621 mm) plate size; 19 7/8 in. x 23 7/8 in. (504 mm x 605 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
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- Frances Abington (née Barton) (1737-1815), Actress. Sitter in 17 portraits. Identify
- Francis Aickin (circa 1735-1812), Actor. Sitter associated with 1 portrait. Identify
- James Aickin (circa 1736-1803), Actor. Sitter associated with 1 portrait. Identify
- Robert Baddeley (1733-1794), Comedian. Sitter in 3 portraits. Identify
- John Beard (1716 or 1717-1791), Actor and singer. Sitter in 7 portraits. Identify
- David Garrick (1717-1779), Actor, playwright and theatre manager. Sitter associated with 56 portraits. Identify
- Eva Maria Garrick (née Veigel) (1724-1822), Dancer; wife of David Garrick. Sitter in 5 portraits. Identify
- Peter Garrick (active 1729-1741), Vintner; brother of David Garrick. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- William Hogarth (1697-1764), Painter and engraver. Sitter associated with 19 portraits, Artist associated with 127 portraits. Identify
- Charles Macklin (1699?-1797), Actor-manager and dramatist. Sitter in 12 portraits. Identify
- William O'Brien (1738?-1815), Actor. Sitter in 4 portraits. Identify
- William ('Gentleman') Smith (1730-1819), Actor. Sitter associated with 8 portraits. Identify
- Henry Woodward (1714-1777), Actor. Sitter associated with 11 portraits. Identify
- Mary Ann Yates (1728-1787), Actress. Sitter associated with 53 portraits. Identify
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Events of 1866back to top
Current affairsAfter the failure of Lord Russell's premiership due to party disuniity, the Earl of Derby begins his third, brief, term as Prime Minister.
Dr Thomas Barnardo opens the first of his children's homes in the East End of London to care for children left orphaned by the recent cholera outbreak. The charity, now called Barnado's, is still running, although it has changed its focus from the direct care of children to fostering and adoption.
Art and scienceAlgernon Charles Swinburne causes controversy by publishing his volume of verse, Poems and Ballads, in which he challenges Victorian moral and religious values. The poems were attacked for their anti-Christianity and sensuality.
The botanist Gregor Mendel discovers laws of heredity, after cross-breeding pea-plants, observing how inherited traits are passed on to succeeding generations, laying the foundations for modern genetics.
InternationalThe Peace of Prague is signed following the end of the Austro-Prussian war. Although lenient towards Austria, the loser, Austria's refusal to cede Venetia to Napoleon III, and in turn Italy, resulted in the Hapsburg's permanent exclusion from German affairs. Prussia thus establishes herself as the only major power among the German states.
A Civil Rights Act is passed in the US, guaranteeing the legal rights of freed slaves.
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