To the lovers of the drama

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A monument to David Garrick with a putto holding a copy of the portrait of Garrick by Sir Joshua Reynolds just below the urn at the top. Below them, the muses of comedy and tragedy mourn along with three other puttis and various theatrical emblems. At the bottom of the monument is engraved a quote from Shakespeare: ” … take him for all in all, we shall not look upon his like again.”

  • Engraver: Letton, Thomas.
  • Title: To the lovers of the drama / engrav’d by T. Letton.
  • Published: London : Pub. May 23, 1781, for the proprieor T. Letton, by Mr. Picot, facing Hungerford Coffee House, Strand & Mr. Harris, Sweetings Alley, Cornhill, [23 May 1781].

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Acquired November 2011.

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