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David Garrick

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David Garrick, by Louis François Roubiliac, circa 1758 -NPG 707a - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

David Garrick

after Louis François Roubiliac
circa 1758
25 in. (635 mm) high
NPG 707a

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Roubiliac is seen finishing a bust of Garrick (presumably in terracotta) in the portrait by Andrea Soldi dated 1757/8 in the Garrick Club. [1] A marble bust, now untraced, was in Mrs Garrick's sale, Christie's, 23 June 1823, lot 72.
Roubiliac made a gilt-bronze plaque of Garrick dated 1758, [2] and four plaster medallions, three wax medallions and two terracotta busts were in Roubiliac's sale, Langford’s, 12-15 May 1762. He also made in 1758 the celebrated statue of Shakespeare for Garrick’s Temple at Hampton (now in the British Museum).

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1) G. Ashton, Pictures in the Garrick Club, ed. K. A. Burnim & A. Wilton, 1997, no.727.
2) Garrick Club; G. Ashton, Pictures in the Garrick Club, ed. K. A. Burnim & A. Wilton, 1997, S15.

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Presented by Sir Theodore Martin KCB 1883.


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.

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