David Garrick as Lord Chalkstone, Ellis Aicken as Bowman and Astley Bransby as Aesop in the dramatic satire 'Lethe'.
Garrick, Aicken and Bransby in 'Lethe' by Johann Zoffany, 1740
© Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
- Oil on canvas
- 100 x 124 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £950 ( Total: £1,850)
- Acquired in:
- A Tooth & Sons
Lethe was written by David Garrick and first performed at Drury Lane in 1740. The painting depicts the point in the play when Aesop exclaims 'Does your Lordship propose a wager as a proof of the goodness of your head?'.
From the collection of Sir George Beaumont.