Monday 7 March 2016

David Garrick - Bust and Portraits

David Garrick after Thomas Gainsborough.
19th Century Copy of the original destroyed in a fire at Stratford upon Avon
After Gainsborough
National Trust - Charlecote Park, Warwickshire
Oil on Canvas.
1137 x 756 mm.
The bust of Shakespeare appears to be a version of the Rysbrack terracotta now at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Showing the Palladian Bridge at Prior Park. Widcombe, Bath in the background.
Another version of this painting is in the Folger Shakespeare Library.
The Original by Gainsborough was exhibited at the Society of Artists of Great Britain at Spring Gardens Charing Cross in 1766.


David Garrick with the bust of Shakespeare
Valentine Green
62.0 × 38.6 cm plate size.

The bust of David Garrick by Roubiliac

David Garrick
Louis Francois Roubiliac
After an original lost terracotta of circa 1750.
25 in. (635 mm) high

National Portrait Gallery.
The Marble bust of Garrick by Roubiliac was sold by Christies on 23 June 1823 at the sale of Mrs Garrick.


Louis Francois Roubiliac and the bust of David Garrick
Andreas Soldi.
Dated 1757.
Garrick Club.
Another version of this portrait is in the Dulwich picture Gallery which is mentioned by George Vertue in his notebooks in  November, 1751, ‘lately Mr Rubilliac the Statuary, his picture painted by Mr Soldi'  which instead of the bust of Garrick depicts the figure of Charity for the Montagu tomb at Warkton, Northamptonshire (below).

Louis Francois Roubiliac
Dated 1751
97 x 83 mm.
Dulwich Picture Gallery
© Dulwich Picture Gallery, London / By permission of the Trustees

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