Pictures in the Garrick Club: a catalogue of the paintings, drawings, watercolours and sculpture

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The Club, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 570 pages
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The Garrick Club's collection of British theatrical works of art, consisting of over one thousand paintings, drawings and pieces of sculpture, is vital to the study of British theatre history. The particular strength and glory of the collection is the mid-to-late Georgian period, from 1760-1830, the "golden age" of theatrical portraiture.

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
xvii
The Golden Age of British Theatrical Portraiture
xxiii
Charles Mathews Gallery of Theatrical Portraits
xxxix
Organisation of the Catalogue
lix
Index of Sitters
535
Index of Artists
545
Index of Former Owners
564
Copyright

About the author (1997)

GEOFFREY ASHTON, made glamorous the unglamorous art of cataloguing. He brought into his work an incorrigible sense of humour, which is also seen in this book on Lawrence. Underneath his always affable exterior was effectively concealed a deep erudition which was principally concerned with the eighteenth-century theatre. Many people do not realize that this area produced a tradition of painting and drawing and Geoffrey Ashton was privileged to catalogue the two main theatrical collections, namely the Theatre Museum and the Garrick Club, which appeared posthumously.

Philip H. Highfill, Jr., is a professor emeritus of English at George Washington University.


Kalman A. Burnim is emeritus Fletcher Professor of Drama at Tufts University.

Edward A. Langhans is an emeritus professor of drama and theatre at the University of Hawaii.

ANDREW WILTON was the founding curator of the Turner Collection in the Clore Gallery and the Keeper of British Art at Tate, London. He is currently a visiting research fellow at Tate Britain and Honorary Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Royal Academy of Arts, London. He is the author of several works on Turner and British Romantic painting.