David Garrick with His Wife Eva-Maria Veigel "La Violette" or "Violette".
1757. Oil on canvas. Royal Collection, Windsor Castle, UK. More. [Order a Print]
(1717-1779) A great English actor, manager and dramatist, he began his actor’s career in 1741 and retired from the stage in 1776. He was equally at home in tragedy, comedy and farce, his play attracted crowds of public. In 1749, he married Eva Marie Violetti (1724-1822) a Catholic Viennese dancer. He was buried in Westminster Abbey