Painting the Theatre: Garrick in Action

Wednesday, 8th February, 2017 - 10:00am

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, DL12 8NP

A celebration of England’s 18th Century best-known actor David Garrick (1717-1779) to mark the 300th anniversary of his birth. The Museum has recently acquired two outstanding paintings by Johann Zoffany representing Garrick in action, showing the famous actor, who symbolises the high success of 18th-century theatre, acting in both tragedy and comedy, in two successful plays of the time. Runs from 8 April until 9 July 2017.

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