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David Garrick

Pompeo Batoni

David Garrick
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 26cm


David Garrick (1717-1779), a celebrated actor and playwright, travelled in Italy in 1763-5; his portrait by Batoni was made as a gift for Richard Kaye, in exchange for an antique gem that Kaye had found at the Baths of Caracalla. Garrick holds an illustrated edition (1736) of Terence's Comedies, with a page showing the masks for the Andria copied from a manuscript in the Vatican Library. Various copies of this painting are known.

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image © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

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