Strive not Tragedy nor Comedy to Engross a Garrick, who to Your Noblest Characters does Equal Honour. Reddere Persona scit convenientia cuique.
London, Printed for Robt. Sayer Map & Printseller at the Golden Buck near Serjeants Inn, Fleet Street. [n.d. c.1760.]
Mezzotint with large margins. Plate 254 x 355mm. 10 x 14".
David Garrick (1717-1779) caught between Tragedy and Comedy. Richard Purcell was a native of Dublin and learned engraving from Brooks and Miller. He followed in the footsteps of McArdell and went to London. He then began with Sayer and copied the works of McArdell, Watson and others, adopting the alias of "Corbutt," generally with the prefix of "Charles," but sometimes "Philip," or initials.
CS: 31 (only state.) Hamilton: p.29.
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