The Theatrical Steel Yards
height (sheet): 27cm
width (sheet): 34cm
Mundus Agit/ Totus Histrionem/ Patrick O'Brian Sculp./ The Theatrical Steel-Yards of 1750/ Publish'd 27th April 1751
Presented by Nicholas Dromgoole on his 80th Birthday in 2006.
1833 London, Queen's Bazaar, Oxford Street, "Mr Mathews's Gallery of Theatrical Portraits" (63)
1951 London, Tate Gallery, "Pictures from the Garrick Club" (43)
1997 London, Dulwich Picture Gallery, "Dramatic Art
Theatrical Paintings from the Garrick Club" (3)
June 2017 - September 2017, Lichfield, Johnson Birthplace Museum, "Johnson and Garrick: A Friendship in constant Repair"
October 2017-February 2018, London, Dr Johnson's House, "Johnson and Garrick: A Friendship in constant Repair".
Rich is shown reclining, whilst David Garrick on the right is waving his helmet in triumph as he weighs down the united performers of Covent Garden Theatre. Garrick had challenged Covent Garden's ascendency in pantomime at Christmas 1750 with his production of "Queen Mab".