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William Shield

William Shield, by George Dance, 1798 -NPG 1159 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Regency Portraits Catalogue

William Shield

by George Dance
1798
9 3/4 in. x 7 1/4 in. (248 mm x 184 mm)
NPG 1159

Inscriptionback to top

Inscribed lower right: May 13th. 1798/Geo : Dance.

This portraitback to top

The drawing shows him aged 50 shortly after his retirement from Covent Garden Theatre. A copy outlined in red crayon, possibly by William Daniell, was at Sotheby's 22 October 1979 (95).

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Half-length seated in profile to left, tie-wing coat with dark collar.


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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