Sir Charles Wyndham
Garrick : David Garrick
Impressed brass figure on a brass plate
‘Mr. Chas. Wyndham / as David Garrick’ (left side); ‘From a Photo by Berre’ (bottom)
Bought by Richard Bebb in Portobello Road, c. 1968
Wyndham, who became a member of the Garrick Club in 1886, leans back on a table with his left hand supporting him and his right raised over his head. He wears a coat, long waistcoat and knee-breeches.
Wyndham first acted Garrick in a reworking of Robertson’s play at the Criterion on 15 November 1886 and it became an immense success. For the popularity of Wyndham’s portrayal of the great 18th-century actor see G0860. He built three important London theatres. The Criterion, the New (now the Albery), and of course, Wyndham’s.