© National Portrait Gallery, London
by William Daniell, after George Dance Click on the links below to find out more
soft-ground etching, (2 November 1798)
10 3/4 in. x 7 7/8 in. (273 mm x 201 mm) plate size; 17 1/2 in. x 11 1/8 in. (443 mm x 284 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Richard Clark (1739-1831), Attorney and Chamberlain of London. Sitter in 7 portraits.
- George Dance (1741-1825), Architect and portrait draughtsman. Artist associated with 322 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.
- William Daniell (1769-1837), Landscape painter and engraver. Artist associated with 288 portraits.
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