Portraits

David Garrick Esq'rGarrick loved having his portrait painted, including by his many artist friends. These portraits were copied by engravers and etchers to supply the growing market for celebrity portraits. Among the most famous portraits of Garrick are those by Hogarth, Reynolds and Zoffany. The National Portrait Gallery has 55 portraits associated with David Garrick, mostly paintings, but also a painted terracotta, produced c. 1758, after the sculpture by Louis Francois Roubillac. The Herefordshire Garrick Papers contain a memorandum regarding Roubillac’s agreement to make a statue of Shakespeare for Garrick to be placed in his garden at Hampton. The National Portrait Gallery has a print after the drawing of his death mask by Robert Edge Pine; Hereford Museum also has a number of these prints, including a copy of the death mask.

Images of Garrick in some of his most popular roles were also produced as porcelain figures. A fine representation of him as Tancred in James Thomson's play ‘Tancred and Sigismunda’, performed at the Drury Lane Theatre, London, in 1745, was produced by the Derby Porcelain Factory about the time of his death in 1779; it had a companion piece of Mrs Cibber in the role of Vivandiere. A portrait of him as Richard III, in the tent scene, by William Hogarth, originally painted in 1745, became very popular in the nineteenth century as a Staffordshire earthenware flatback mantelpiece ornament.

Other media were also used to produce images of Garrick. There is a particularly sympathetic pencil sketch of him by his friend Nathaniel Dance (1735–1811), drawn c. 1771.

Acc No: 232
Title: David Garrick Esq'r
Artist: REYNOLDS, Joshua (after)
Medium: Ink
Date of Publication: 1779

Acc No: 347
Title: Mr Garrick in the Character of Richard the 3rd
Artist: HOGARTH, William (after)
Medium: Ink
Date of Publication: 20 Jun 1746

Acc No: 416
Title: David Garrick with a Bust of Shakespeare
Artist: GAINSBOROUGH, Thomas (after)
Medium: Ink
Date: -

Acc No: 1978-518
Title: Garrick with a Statue of Shakespeare
Artist: PINE, R.E.
Medium: Ink
Date of Publication: 25 Mar 1784

Acc No: 1994-29
Title: Garrick in the character of Richard III
Artist: PORTBURY, E J after HOGARTH, William
Medium: Ink
Approximate Date: 1850

Acc No: 1994-31
Title: The Home of David Garrick
Artist: PAGE after HOGARTH, William
Medium: Ink
Approximate Date: 1790

Acc No: 1994-34
Title: Garrick and his wife
Artist: BOURNE, H after HOGARTH, William
Medium: Ink
Approximate Date: 1855

Acc No: 1994-36
Title: Mr Garrick
Artist: TAYLOR, Issac
Medium: Ink
Approximate Date: 1779

Acc No: 1994-37
Title: Mr Garrick
Artist: LAURIE, R. after DIGHTON, Robert
Medium: Ink
Date of Publication: 10th July 1779

Acc No: 1988-16-1
Title: David Garrick's Birthplace
Artist: STORER, J
Medium: Ink
Date: -

Acc No: 3963
Title: David Garrick in the Character of Kitely
Artist: FINLAYSON, John
Medium: Ink
Publication Date: 1st Feb 1769

Acc No: 8615
Title: David Garrick's Wife
Artist: SHERLOCK, W.P. after REID, Catherine
Medium: Ink
Date: -

Acc No: 8796
Title: David Garrick
Artist: Unknown Artist
Medium: Oil
Date: Mid 18th

Acc No: 8797
Title: David Garrick from Death Mask
Published: PINE, R.E.
Medium: Ink
Date of Publication: April 4th 1779

Acc No: 9219
Title: David Garrick 1717-1779
Artist: Unknown Artist
Medium: Oil
Date: -

Acc No: -
Title: Mr. Garrick in Hamlet Act 1 Scene 4
Artist: McARDELL, J. after WILSON, B.
Medium: Ink
Date: 18th Century

Acc No: -
Title: David Garrick between Comedy and Tragedy
Artist: FISHER, Edward after REYNOLDS, Joshua
Medium: Ink
Date of Publication: 1762

Acc No: -
Title: Mr. Garrick in the character of Abel Drugger in 'The Alcymist'
Artist: DIXON, J. after ZOFFANY, J.
Medium: Ink
Approximate Date: 1791