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David Garrick in His Regalia as Steward of Stratford Jubilee, 1769

Photo credit: Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum

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This painting was produced either by or after Benjamin van der Gucht in the 18th century. Garrick organised a Shakespeare celebration in Stratford in 1769. Events were planned on a large scale but the enormous crowds and the appalling weather defeated him. However, Garrick recouped his losses by staging a jubilee presentation at Drury Lane Theatre.

Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum

Lichfield


Date

18th C

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 96.5 x W 83.5 cm

Accession number

2001.137

Acquisition method

transferred from Lichfield Museum and Free Library, 1970

Work type

Painting


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