Strive not Tragedy nor Comedy to engross a Garrick

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“Portrait of David Garrick after Reynolds (Mannings 700); standing three-quarter length between Comedy and Tragedy, smiling towards the latter, but allowing the former to tug him towards her; landscape behind.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Printmaker: Purcell, Richard, approximately 1736-approximately 1765, printmaker.
  • Title: Strive not Tragedy nor Comedy to engross a Garrick, who to your noblest characters does equal honour [graphic] / J. Reynolds pinxt. ; C. Corbutt fecit.
  • Publication: London : Printed for Robt. Sayer, map & printseller at the Golden Buck near Serjeants Inn, Fleet Street, [between 1762 and 1766]

Catalog Record

Portraits G41 no. 5+

Acquired April 2023

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