Charles Bannister, "School of Garrick"
Black chalk and watercolour on laid paper
Mathews 268 (artist unknown)
RW/CKA 48C (artist unknown)
1833 London, Queen's Bazaar, Oxford Street, "Mr Mathews's Gallery of Theatrical Portraits" (268)
William Ridley for Parson's "Minor Theatre", 28 June 1794, stipple 7x5.5 (to l.)
Bannister wears a blue jacket and a Shakespeare Ribband with a rosette and Shakespeare favour. See also G0006.
The engravings of G0032 and G0037 are the principal pieces of evidence for assigning the School of Garrick drawings to Henry Spicer. His portrait of Charles Bannister evidently owes something to Laurie's mezzotint, published 15 November 1787, after a similar portrait by Robert Dighton.