David Garrick Print
Unknown British painter after Thomas Gainsborough (British, 1727-88).
David Garrick Leaning on a Bust of Shakespeare, after 1769
Oil on canvas, 114.3 x 76 cm
Purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Folger, 1926
Some paintings in the Folger collection are valuable as echos of other works of art rather than as fine paintings in their own right. This is a copy of Thomas Gainsborough's David Garrick Leaning on a Bust of Shakespeare. The town of Stratford-upon-Avon acquired the original in 1769 in order to commemorate the Shakespeare Jubilee that Garrick organized there that year. It hung in the Town Hall, and was destroyed when that building caught fire in 1946.
8.5" x 11" Print.
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