1 of 3 portraits of William Seward
- Extended catalogue entry
Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue
by George Dance
10 in. x 7 5/8 in. (254 mm x 194 mm)
Inscriptionback to top
Signed and dated in pencil: May 5th.1793, bottom left, and Geo: Dance, bottom right; laid down on a contemporary washed mount lettered: SEWARD.
Provenanceback to top
The artist’s grandson, the Rev George Dance; his sale, Christie’s, 1 July 1898, lot 123, bought Colnaghi for the NPG.
Reproductionsback to top
W. Daniell 1809 (A Collection of Portraits sketched from the Life since the Year 1973 by George Dance Esqr. R.A. and engraved in imitation of the Original Drawings by William Daniell, A.R.A., 2 vols, 1814).
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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