David Garrick between the Muses of Comedy and Tragedy
Oil on canvas
height (frame): 49cm
width (frame): 57cm
Sir John Soane Museum, The Cloud Capped Towers in Soane's Imagination, 21 Apr 2016-1 Oct 2016
Original: Jacob Rothschild, oil on canvas 148x183, exh: 1762 S.A. (88); Engr: Edward Fischer pub. E. Fischer, J. Boydell, E. Bakewell & H. Parker 1762, mezzotint 2.7x50.2; copy by Mather Brown? Oil 73x93, Maugham Collection of Theatrical Paintings (11)
David Manning's entry (42) in the Reynold's exhibition catalogue R.A. 1986, which has a full bibliography
Garrick, in brown breeches and doublet, stands between Comedy, on the left, and Tragedy on the right. Comedy is draped in red and Tragedy in blue. Tragedy carries a dagger at her waist.
This is a good reduced copy of Reynolds's picture. See BD 5:86-87, No. 44, for details and provenances of various versions and their engravings.