Oil on canvas, 83.8cm by 69.2cm.
Signed on the reverse: ‘Angelica Kauffman pinxt Ano 1764 at Naples’, and inscribed on a label on the reverse: ‘David Garrick Esqre painted at Naples 1764 by Angelica Kauffman’.
David Garrick was an English actor, playwright, theatre manger and producer who had a profound influence on theatrical practice in the 18th Century. This portrait was painted in Naples in the same year as the Kauffman portrait of Brownlow, 9th Earl of Exeter standing before Vesuvius (PIC781). The Earl was one of the principal patrons of the gifted young Swiss born artist.