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David Garrick

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David Garrick, by John Keyse Sherwin, circa 1774 -NPG 1187 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

David Garrick

by John Keyse Sherwin
circa 1774
3 1/2 in. x 2 3/4 in. (89 mm x 70 mm) oval
NPG 1187

Inscriptionback to top

Inscribed below in pencil: D. Garrick/I. K. Sherwin Delt./from ye life.
A label on the frame verso: This is Sherwin’s original drawing from/which he engraved [a] print.

This portraitback to top

The profile compares with those of 1772 by Lewis Pingo and Benjamin Van der Gucht. Sherwin completed his apprenticeship with Bartolozzi in 1774, and NPG 1167 presumably dates from that time.

Provenanceback to top

W. McJ. Croy of Reading, by whom sent to Christie’s in December 1898; transferred to Foster’s for sale;1 purchased from Graves 1899.

1 Identified by an inscription on the frame verso: 789W; I am grateful to Margie Christian for this information.

Exhibitionsback to top

Garrick and his Contemporaries, Stratford-upon-Avon, 1969 (53).

Reproductionsback to top

J. K. Sherwin c.1774.1

1 A second anonymous engraving of this type, within a drawn oval, shows different drapery.


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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