David Garrick, Esqr.

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Portrait of David Garrick standing whole-length to front with legs crossed and leaning on bust of Shakespeare that stands on a plinth in a garden; he holds a stick in his left hand, as he looks to the right; the Palladian bridge at Prior Park can be seen in the distance at the right; proof before title and margin cleaned, with scratched production details.

  • Printmaker: Green, Valentine, 1739-1813.
  • Title: David Garrick, Esqr. / T. Gainsborough pinxit.; Val. Green fecit.
  • Published: [London] : Published April 2nd 1769, by J Boydell Cheapside No. 90, [2 April 1769].

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Acquired November 2011

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