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Sir Nathaniel Dance

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Commodore Sir Nathaniel Dance was the captain of a fleet of British East Indiamen which had defeated a French squadron off the Straits of Malacca on 15 February 1804. This portrait was painted and engraved as a mezzotint by English artist, engraver and publisher John Raphael Smith (1752-1812), engraver to the Prince of Wales.

London published by R. Ackermann, Jan. 1st 1805.

A good, early and inky mezzotint from a renowned master of this printing technique.

A tear in the title band and a further repaired tear right hand side where the floor meets with a column base. Old crease right hand side just above the admiral's left hand elbow. 

Within a 19th century carved and parcel-gilded 'Hogarth' frame.

o.s: 20 in x 28 in 



Item Code: 3769

£ 425

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