Sir Nathaniel Dance-Holland 1st Baronet
1735-1818 England-Portrait Painter/Politician
Brief Biography-Sir Nathaniel Dance-Holland, portraitist and politician was the son of architect George Dance who built the London Mansion House. He studied under Francis Hayman, and when in Italy under Pompeo Girolamo Batoni. There he also came under the influence of Angelica Kauffman a portraitist who became a founder member of the Royal Academy in 1768 along with Nathaniel. Being a successful portraitist back in England, he was commissioned to paint King George III and other notables of the time.
In 1776 he received a considerable inheritance through his marriage to Mrs Drummer the widow of a Hampshire Gentleman. This encouraged him to enter politics and cease painting for a living. He became a Member of Parliament for East Grinstead in Sussex for the remainder of his life. When he was made a baronet, he added ‘Holland’ to his name. His indulgence in art throughout his political life consisted merely of random sketches for personal acquaintances.
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