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General Thomas Picton portrait engraving Dance Daniell

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General Picton


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Original antique portrait print


Lieutenant-General Sir Thomas Picton GCB (1758-1815) was a Welsh officer of the British Army, fought in a number of campaigns for Britain in the Napoleonic Wars. He was a military colleague of Macquarie who named the town of Picton in NSW after him. Dance was an architect, draughtsman and founder member of the Royal Academy. This portrait comes from a series of chalk portraits that he did of his friends, 72 of which were engraved and published (1808-1814) by Daniell who was an engraver as well as a renown landscape painter. Accompanied by original descriptive text. Some foxing.

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artist William Daniell RA (1769-1837) after George Dance the Younger (1741-1825)
method Soft ground etching
date 1809
size 270mm by 200mm (platemark)
SKU PT8655