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Other things you should remember or think about are:
- We can tell a person's mood through their expression. The eyes and mouth usually tell us most
about how that person feels.
- Portraits are painted for many different reasons. This was painted to promote the actor, David
- The items in a portrait (the props) tell us about the people in the painting. Props tell us about
a person's hobbies, jobs and relationships.
- There is more than one way to 'read' a painting. The cross behind Richard could mean different
You can learn more about William Hogarth and 'David Garrick as Richard III' on the
more information page.