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robert smirke portrait engraving Dance Daniell

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Robert Smirke Jun


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Original antique portrait print


Sir Robert Smirke RA (1780 – 1867) was an English architect, one of the leaders of Greek Revival architecture, though he also used other architectural styles. As architect to the Board of Works he designed several major public buildings including the main block and facade of the British Museum. He was a pioneer of the use of concrete foundations. 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. One faint foxing spot above upper platemark.

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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 PT8651