The Beggar


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.

Date Made: 1771

Original Artist: Dance, NathanielGraphic Artist: Townley, CharlesPublisher: Townley, Charles

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United Kingdom: England, London

Subject: Elderly


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Credit Line: Marsh Collection

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1978.0534.08Accession Number: 1978.0534Catalog Number: 1978.0534.08

Object Name: printmezzotintObject Type: Mezzotint

Physical Description: ink (overall material)paper (overall material)Measurements: support: 71.25 cm x 56 cm; 28 1/16 in x 22 1/16 insheet: 50.75 cm x 35.5 cm; 19 31/32 in x 13 31/32 in


Record Id: nmah_1020541

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