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Prints of David Garrick in character, c.1752–80

George made bulk purchases of small theatrical prints, which often cost only a few pence. These all show David Garrick, the most celebrated actor of his day. Many of George’s theatrical prints were pasted into volumes to form a ‘History of the Stage’. These albums, which were broken up after George’s death, included fine etchings such as Thomas Worlidge’s portrait (bottom centre) as well as inexpensive prints.

Purchased for George’s collection of theatrical prints