Samuel Reynolds after Nathanial Dance
Garrick in the Character of Richard 3rd
13 x 18.5 inches
A mezzotint portrait by Samuel William Reynolds after the portrait of David Garrick by Nathanial Dance, published in London by Colnaghi in 1825.
This magnificent portrait shows David Garrick in one of his favourite roles as Richard III. The original painting by Nathanial Dance was exhibited at The Royal Academy in 1771. It was originally engraved by John Dixon in 1772 but such was the popularity of the image that it was re-commissioned and engraved by Reynolds in 1825. Garrick first played the part of Richard III in 1741 and was famously painted and engraved in the role by William Hogarth. He continued to be cast throughout his acting career and in 1773
The Morning Post gave him the following write-up: