David Garrick as Richard III, by William Hogarth


David Garrick (1717–1779) was a hugely influential British actor, playwright and theatre manager. He rose to fame after his performance in the title role of Shakespeare's Richard III. In this painting by William Hogarth, Garrick is shown as Richard in his tent just before the Battle of Bosworth, haunted by the ghosts of those he had murdered.

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David Garrick as Richard III
c. 1745
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William Hogarth
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David Garrick as Richard III, 1745 (oil on canvas), Hogarth, William (1697-1764) / © Walker Art Gallery, National Museums Liverpool / Bridgeman Images

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