Mr Garrick in the Character of Tancred.
Etching, platemark 165 x 125mm (6½ x 5"). Large margins; good impression.
David Garrick in James Thomson's play 'Tancred and Sigismunda', which he acted at Drury Lane in 1752. The painter and printmaker Thomas Worlidge, who lived in Covent Garden and painted several portraits of the actors working in the nearby theatres, painted at least three of Garrick in this role (Garrick Club, Victoria & Albert Museum, and a private collection). Worlidge also made another, full-length etching of Garrick in a different pose. Posthumous impression after numbers erased.
W79; D80; for Worlidge's other etching of Garrick see ref. 7478. Information from V&A website. Ex collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 32881] £220.00