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William Daniell after George Dance soft-ground etchings, 1802-27

182 Portraits in set

182 soft-ground etchings by William Daniell published between 1802 and 1854 after George Dance's series of half-length portraits of 'eminent characters'. These portraits represent friends and contemporaries of Dance, including 53 of his fellow Royal Academicians, which he 'sketched from life' between 1793 and 1810.