David Garrick Esqr
London, Publish'd as the Act directs 11th. Octr. 1779, by Robert Wilkinson, at No. 58 in Cornhill.
Mezzoint 278 x 385mm, 11 x 15¼inches. Large margins, faint stain from old mount, slight band of rubbing in centre.
David Garrick (1717-1779), English actor and theatrical manager, was descended from a good French Protestant family named Garric or Garrique of Bordeaux, which had settled in England on the revocation of the Edict of Nantes. His passion for the stage completely engrossed him; he tried his hand both at dramatic criticism and at dramatic authorship. His first appearance on the stage was made in March 1741, incognito, as Harlequin at Goodman's Fields. In person, Garrick was a little below middle height; in his later years he seems to have inclined to stoutness. The extraordinary mobility of his whole person, and his power of as it were transforming himself at will, are attested to by many anecdotes and descriptions, but the piercing power of his eye is said to have been his most irresistable feature.
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