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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James
Cook

Captain James Cook

The Meeting of Dido
and Aeneas

The Meeting of Dido and Aeneas

Duke
of York

Edward Duke of York

Frederick
North

Frederick North Second Earl of Guilford

Capability
Brown

Lancelot Capability Brown

Nathaniel
Arthur Murphy

Nathaniel Arthur Murphy

Richard
Edwards

Richard Edwards Royal Navy Admiral

Robert
Clive

Robert Clive First Baron Clive

Self-
Portrait

Self-Portrait

Charles
Pratt

Charles Pratt First Earl Camden

Capt
Clerke

Captain Clerke

the
pybus family

the pybus family

christian vII king
of denmark

christian seven king

c g lidarti and g
battista tempesti

cristiano giuseppe lidarti and giovanni battista tempesti

elizabeth
compton

elizabeth compton

garrick reads
macbeth

garrick reads macbeth

henry cresset
pelham

henry cresset pelham

james grant of grant,
john mytton -

james grant of grant john mytton the hon thomas robinson and thomas wynne

king
george III

king george three

lady
clive

lady clive

richard
terrick

richard terrick

sir robert
murray keith

sir robert murray keith

thomas 'Sense'
browne

thomas 'Sense' browne

tobias
smollet

tobias smollet

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near rome

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