Immortality of Garrick
Immortality of Garrick
by James Caldwall, by S. Smith, after George Carter
line engraving, published 1783
19 in. x 24 1/4 in. (484 mm x 616 mm) plate size; 20 in. x 25 1/2 in. (509 mm x 647 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Augustus Wollaston Franks, 1872
Artistsback to top
Sittersback to top
- Frances Abington (née Barton) (1737-1815), Actress. Sitter in 17 portraits.
- Robert Baddeley (1733-1794), Comedian. Sitter in 3 portraits.
- Robert Bensley (circa 1738-circa 1817), Actor. Sitter in 5 portraits.
- William Brereton (1751-1787), Actor. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- David Garrick (1717-1779), Actor, playwright and theatre manager. Sitter associated with 56 portraits.
- Elizabeth Hartley (née White) (1750 or 1751-1824), Actress. Sitter in 6 portraits.
- Thomas Hull (1728-1808), Actor and playwright. Sitter in 3 portraits.
- Thomas King (1730-1805), Actor and theatre manager. Sitter in 7 portraits.
- John Moody (1726 or 1727-1812), Actor and singer. Sitter in 3 portraits.
- John Hayman Packer (1730-1806), Actor. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- John Palmer (1742 or 1743 or 1744-1798), Actor. Sitter in 7 portraits.
- William Parsons (1736-1795), Actor. Sitter in 17 portraits.
- Elizabeth Pope (née Younge) (1744?-1797), Actress. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Jane Pope (1742-1818), Actress. Sitter in 5 portraits.
- William ('Gentleman') Smith (1730-1819), Actor. Sitter associated with 8 portraits.
- Joseph Vernon (1738?-1782), Actor. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Mary Ann Yates (1728-1787), Actress. Sitter associated with 53 portraits.
- Richard Yates (1706?-1796), Actor. Sitter in 8 portraits.
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 1783back to top
Current affairsWilliam Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne resigns as Prime Minister over the proposed peace terms with the United States. Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford briefly forms a government with Charles James Fox in April but is succeeded by a government under William Pitt the Younger who, at the age of 24 becomes the youngest British Prime Minister ever to take office.
The highwayman John Austin is the last person to be publicly executed at Tyburn.
Art and sciencePhysician and natural philosopher Erasmus Darwin begins publication of A System of Vegetables, a translation from Latin of the work of Swedish botanist Carolus Linnaeus in which he coins many common English names of plants.
InternationalDefeat of Charles James Fox's India Bill in the House of Lords which aimed to assist ailing British East India Company.
American War of Independence: Treaty of Paris is signed by Britain, France, Spain and the United States, under which the British government recognises US independence. Britain begins to evacuate loyalists and the last British troops leave New York City three months later.
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