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Samuel Arnold portrait engraving Dance Daniell

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Samuel Arnold


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Original antique portrait print


Samuel Arnold (1740 - 1802) was an English composer and organist. He was director of music at the Marylebone Gardens, for which much of his popular music was written. In 1783 he became organist at the Chapel Royal, and in 1793 he became organist at Westminster Abbey. He is also known for producing the first collected edition of the works of George Frideric Handel between 1787 and 1797, published in 180 parts 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 reknown landscape painter. Accompanied by original descriptive text.

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artist William Daniell RA (1769-1837) after George Dance the Younger (1741-1825)
method Soft ground etching
date 1812
size 270mm by 200mm (platemark)
SKU PT3217