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A 19th Century enamel portrait miniature of David Garrick (1717-1779), after Robert Edge Pine

£ 2,500

Artist: William Essex

in silver metal ornamented frame

The enamel is after R.E Pine's portrait of Garrick, now in the National Portrait Gallery

Garrick was one of the most celebrated theatrical personalities of his day. He was an actor, dramatist and theatre manager. He brought half the patent of Drury Lane in 1747 and was associated with that theatre until his retirement, when he sold his share to Richard Brinsley Sheridan.
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Year                 1835.
Medium                 Enamel on copper,
Signed                 Was fully signed on the reverse now only part of the signature remaining. Signed on the obverse and dated 1835
Provenance                 Sidney Hand, Grafton Street, London, 1929.
Sotheby's, London, 30 June 2005.
Literature                 Hand List of Miniature Portraits and Silhouettes, at the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1930, by Basil Long, p. 25, bequeathed by Louisa Plumley
Condition                 the reverse of the enamel has been damaged with most of the inscription missing
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