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Charles Burney, by George Dance, 1794 -NPG 1140 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Charles Burney

by George Dance
1794
9 3/4 in. x 7 in. (248 mm x 178 mm)
NPG 1140

Inscriptionback to top

Signed, bottom left: Geo: Dance/July 1794

This portraitback to top

No engraving is recorded.

Provenanceback to top

The artist’s grandson, the Rev George Dance; his sale, Christie’s, 1 July 1898, lot 26, bought Colnaghi for the NPG.

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RA 1795 (618); George Dance, Geffrye Museum, 1972 (80); Bi-centenary of Burney's General History of Music, Guildhall, Kings Lynn, 1976; Approaching Tintern Abbey, Dove Cottage, the Wordsworth Museum, Grasmere, 1998.


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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