- Extended catalogue entry
Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue
by George Dance
10 in. x 7 1/2 in. (254 mm x 191 mm)
Inscriptionback to top
Signed and dated in pencil lower left: Geo: Dance/May 31st.1794; laid down on a contemporary washed mount lettered: CAPN BLIGH.
This portraitback to top
Shown in civilian dress while he was at home on half pay following his return from the second successful breadfruit voyage (1791-93). No engraving of this drawing is recorded.
Referenceback to top
G. Callender, ‘The Portraiture of Blight’, The Mariner’s Mirror, XXII, 1936, p 175.
Provenanceback to top
The artist's grandson, the Rev George Dance; his sale, Christie's, 1 July 1898, lot 21, bought Colnaghi for the NPG.
Exhibitionsback to top
Captain Cook, Oregon, 1974-75 (132); Mutiny on the Bounty, National Maritime Museum, 1989 (157).
This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Ingamells, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, National Portrait Gallery, 2004, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.
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