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Rethinking Nathaniel Dance’s Portraiture: Sociability, Masculinity and Celebrity

Prescott, Margaret Gaye


Nathaniel Dance (1735-1811) was a leading portraitist in London who worked alongside luminaries such as Reynolds, Romney and Gainsborough in the Golden Age of British portraiture. Dance’s contemporaries have been subject to considerable research, however, analysis of Dance has been limited with only one major study of his work undertaken in the 1970s. Unlike many of his contemporaries, Dance’s upper-middle class family were already established in London’s sociable society. His career and his...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Thesis (MPhil)
DOI: 10.25911/5d5fc7e39bd5f
Access Rights: Open Access


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