Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford (1732-1792) Prime Minister

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  • About the artist
    Nathaniel Dance-Holland was born in London, the son of architect George Dance the elder. He trained under Francis Hayman and, from 1854, lived in Rome, forming a partnership with Pompeo Batoni. His most prestigious commission was a portrait of Edward, Duke of York (1764) for George III. He returned to London in 1766 and established himself as a portraitist, becoming a founder member of the Royal Academy. In 1783 he married Harriet Drummer of Cranbury Park, Hampshire. He resigned from the Academy in 1790, but continued to exhibit. He was elected MP for East Grinstead, Sussex (1790-1802; 1807-11), and Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire (1802-06). In 1800 he took the name Holland and was created a baronet. He died at his Wiltshire home, aged 76.
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    People
    North, Frederick, 2nd Earl of Guilford
    Places
    Materials & Techniques
    canvas, paper (as artists material), mezzotint
  • Details
    Title
    Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford (1732-1792) Prime Minister
    Date
    23 May 1775
    Medium
    Mezzotint
    Dimensions
    height: 49.70 cm, width: 52.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Transferred from HM Revenue and Customs, December 2012
    Provenance
    Inland Revenue, Somerset House; transferred to GAC 2012
    GAC number
    15572