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David Garrick (1717–1779) as a Young Man

Photo credit: Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum

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Garrick would go on to be the century’s finest and most well-known actor. Garrick became friends with Samuel Johnson while he was teaching him at his school at Edial Hall, near Lichfield. Deciding that his future was not in teaching, a penniless Johnson joined Garrick and travelled south to London in 1737 to find work in the capital.

Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum

Lichfield

  • Date

    18th C

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    58.5 x 49.5 cm

  • Accession number

    2001.183

  • Acquisition method

    transferred from Lichfield Museum and Free Library, 1970

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