WORLIDGE, Thomas
(b. 1700, Peterborough, d. 1766, Hammersmith)

Portrait of David Garrick

c. 1745
Oil on canvas, 102 x 73 cm
Private collection

The portrait represents the actor David Garrick (1717-1779) as Tancred, in Tancred and Sigismunda. This tragedy by James Thomson (1700-1748) was first performed at Drury Lane in 1745. Another version of the portrait is in the Garrick Club, and a half length variant is in the Victoria and Albert Museum.