© National Portrait Gallery, London
by William Daniell, after George Dance Click on the links below to find out more
soft-ground etching, (1794)
10 3/4 in. x 8 in. (274 mm x 202 mm) plate size; 15 1/2 in. x 11 3/8 in. (394 mm x 289 mm) paper size
- Arthur Young (1741-1820), Agriculturalist, traveller and writer. Sitter in 6 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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