1 of 9 portraits of William Shield
- Extended catalogue entry
Regency Portraits Catalogue
by George Dance
9 3/4 in. x 7 1/4 in. (248 mm x 184 mm)
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).
Physical descriptionback to top
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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