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Inscription

lower center in plate: Design'd by I. H. Mortimer / Nature & Genius introducing Garrick to the Temple of Shakespear; / trampling on Envy & Dtraction, while Fame having crown'd Him with~ / Laurels flies to proclaim his unrival'd powers. / Published as the Act directs April 21 1779 at No. 33 Norfolk Street Strand; by later hand, lower left verso in graphite: 8SB 29 IX 102; AN10207

Provenance

(Campbell Fine Art, London, 2 August 1992); Donald Vogler, Portland, OR; gift to NGA, 2017.

Bibliography
1988
Sunderland, John. "John Hamilton Mortimer: His Life and Works," Walpole Society 52 (1988): no. 152