DANCE-HOLLAND, Nathaniel
(b. 1735, London, d. 1811, Winchester)

Portrait of Anne, Countess of Albemarle

c. 1770
Oil on canvas, 127 x 102 cm
Private collection

In this three-quarter length portrait of Anne, Countess of Albemarle (c.1740-1824), the sitter is represented wearing a white silk dress hung with rows of pears and a blue bow at the waist, and standing by a red curtain.

Influenced by the portrait style of Pompeo Batoni, Dance-Holland became a foundation member of the Royal Academy in 1768. One of his most famous portraits is of 'Captain Cook' (1766). He later retired from being an artist, became an MP, and was created a baronet.




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