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George Steevens

George Steevens, by George Dance, 1793 -NPG 1160 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

George Steevens

by George Dance
1793
11 1/2 in. x 9 in. (292 mm x 229 mm)
NPG 1160

Inscriptionback to top

Signed and dated in pencil bottom left: Decr. 7th. 1793/Geo: Dance; laid down on a contemporary washed mount lettered: GEORGE STEEVENS.

This portraitback to top

Another slightly smaller but almost identical drawing by Dance was with Sabin in 1973. [1]

Footnotesback to top

1) Exhibited, Sublime and the Beautiful, Sabin, 1973 (25), illus. pl.2.

Provenanceback to top

The artist’s grandson, the Rev George Dance; his sale, Christie’s, 1 July 1898, lot 134, bought Colnaghi for the NPG.

Reproductionsback to top

W. Daniell 1802, 1808 (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); W. Hawksworth 1848.


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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