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    Sale 5437

    British Mezzotints and Printed Handkerchiefs from the Collection of the Honourable Christopher Lennox-Boyd

    12 March 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 17

    Valentine Green (1739-1813), after Thomas Gainsborough, R.A.

    David Garrick Esq.

    Price Realised  

    Valentine Green (1739-1813), after Thomas Gainsborough, R.A.
    David Garrick Esq.
    mezzotint on laid paper, first state of two, scratch letter proof, fine rich impression with narrow margins, published by J.Boydell, London, 1769
    unframed
    P. 24 1/8 x 15 3/16in. (61.2 x 38.6cm.)


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    The painting was commissioned from Gainsborough by Garrick and was exhibited at the Society of Artists in 1766. It was later reworked by the artist for the 1769 Shakespeare Commemoration before it was presented to the Corporation of Stratford-upon-Avon for the New Town Hall. It was destroyed by fire in 1946

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