Veigel, Eva Maria, dancer (1724-1822), wife of David Garrick. Autograph letter fragment signed.

N. p. o. d.

Oblong 16mo. 1 page (1 line). Mounted on larger backing paper with collector's note.


"With Mrs. Garricks re[gards]".

The Viennese-born Veigel, nicknamed "Violette" or "Violetti" by Empress Maria Theresa for the German origin of her surname, emigrated to London in 1746, speaking little English, where only a few years later she married the great actor, playwright and theatre manager David Garrick (1717-79). The couple enjoyed a childless but happy marriage.

Light brownstains. Mounted with a 15 sols assignat from the French Revolution.

Art.-Nr.: BN#61366 Schlagwörter: ,