David Garrick as Sr John Brute in The Provok'd Wife
"Mr GARRICK in the character of Sr Jno Brute in the Provok'd Wife/ printed for J. Smith No 35 Cheapside & R. Sayer No 53 Fleet Street, Act V, Scene II.1"
Given to the Garrick Club by Mr Nicholas Bromley, December 2022
David Garrick in the character of Sir John Brute, sits slumped in a chair. The scene comes from Act V, scene II of Vanbrugh's play 'The Provoked Wife'. This print was reproduced in 'Sayer & Smith's Dramatic Characters or different portraits of the English Stage (1769-1773)'. The original image is by Jean Louis de Faesch, who was a miniaturist who painted on vellum.