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William Shield etching William Daniell Dance 1809

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William Shield (Omai interest)


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Antique print relating to Australia


William Shield (1748 - 1829) was an English composer, violinist and violist. He composed the music for 'A short account of the new pantomime called Omai, or, A trip round the world : performed at the Theatre-Royal in Covent-Garden : with the recitatives, airs, duetts, trios, and chorusses, and a description of the procession / the pantomime and the whole of the scenery designed and invented by Mr. Loutherbourg ; the words written by Mr. O'Keeffe ; and the musick composed by Mr. Shields' [i.e. Shield], which was published in 1785. 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 1809
size 270mm by 200mm (platemark)
SKU AU3219