Historical Portraits Picture Archive

Portrait of David Garrick (1717-79), 1760s 

Nathaniel Hone the Elder (17181784)

Portrait of David Garrick (1717-79), 1760s, Nathaniel Hone the Elder
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Oil on canvas
18th Century
30 x 25 in (76.2 x 63.5 cm)
 
This portrait of the eighteenth century's greatest actor-manager shows him in propria persona, but still conveys the eloquence and engagement that made him not only a formidable and moving personality on the stage but an agreeable and popular conversationalist with friends such as Samuel Johnson.
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