The Beggar

Description
Mezzotint portrait of a beggar said to have frequented Bird Cage Walk in London. An old typewritten label taped to the mount attributes the original painting to George Dance, but the artist is now considered to be his brother Nathaniel Dance.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
print
mezzotint
Object Type
Mezzotint
date made
1771
original artist
Dance, Nathaniel
graphic artist
Townley, Charles
publisher
Townley, Charles
Physical Description
ink (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
support: 71.25 cm x 56 cm; 28 1/16 in x 22 1/16 in
sheet: 50.75 cm x 35.5 cm; 19 31/32 in x 13 31/32 in
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
ID Number
1978.0534.08
accession number
1978.0534
catalog number
1978.0534.08
subject
Elderly
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
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Marsh Collection
Art
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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