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Charles Incledon

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Charles Incledon, by George Dance, 1798 -NPG 1145 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Charles Incledon

by George Dance
1798
10 in. x 7 3/4 in. (254 mm x 197 mm)
NPG 1145

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Signed and dated: Geo. Dance/Octr 28th/1798.

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At the time of this portrait Incledon had been singing at Covent Garden for 8 years holding a high place in the public favour. His performance at concerts, in the Lenten oratorios, and as the sailor in 'The Storm' were specially popular, but nevertheless his portrait does not appear among the soft-ground etchings of Eminent Characters published by Daniell after Dance's drawings.

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Dance family possession and sold by the Rev George Dance, the artist's grandson, Christie's, 1 July 1898 (75) among a large collection of Dance drawings; bought Colnaghi acting for the NPG.


This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Walker, Regency Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, 1985, 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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