Garrick, Aicken and Bransby in 'Lethe' by Johann Zoffany

David Garrick as Lord Chalkstone, Ellis Aicken as Bowman and Astley Bransby as Aesop in the dramatic satire 'Lethe'.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
100 x 124 cm
Art Fund grant:
£950 ( Total: £1,850)
Acquired in:
1948
Vendor:
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?'.

Provenance

From the collection of Sir George Beaumont.

Venue details

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham West Midlands B3 3DH 0121 348 8000 www.birminghammuseums.org.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass

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