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George Dance: PD.20-1951

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George Dance


Hayman, Francis (Painter)


History note: Anon. sale (=Mrs Metges), Sotheby's, 6 June 1935 (4), bt. Agnew; bt. by R.F. Lambe from Thos Agnew & Sons Ltd, London, 1935

Measurements and weight

Height: 53.4 cm
Weight: 3 kg
Width: 43.1 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1951) by Lambe, Roger Francis


Production date: circa AD 1750 : Date from costume.

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Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of canvas

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: (erased)
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: White chalk
  • Text: 8349
  • Location: Verso, stretcher
  • Method of creation: Printed, stencilled number
  • Type: Label
  • Text: George Dance (son of Giles Dance, Citizen and / Merchant Taylor of London ) Architect and Surveyor / to the City of London. of the Co. of / Merchant Taylors. Married Elizabeth daughter of / Francis Gould. Citizen of London & of the Company / of Salters. George and Elizabeth Dance had 5 sons / & 1 daughter. The 5 sons were 1. James 2. Sir / Nathaniel Dance-Holland, Bart., R.A. 3. William. / 4. George. Architect of the City of London and one / of the original founders of the Royal Academy. an artist. 5. Giles. The daughter Hester, married her / cousin Nathl. Smith E. India Navy & Director / E. India Co. / B.F. Scarlett
  • Location: Verso, stretcher
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.20-1951
Primary reference Number: 3325
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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