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

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Downing Street
  • 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
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    Materials & Techniques
    mezzotint
  • Details
    Title
    Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford (1732-1792) Prime Minister
    Date
    published 20 March 1785
    Medium
    Mezzotint
    Acquisition
    Purchased from F B Daniell & Son, February 1958
    GAC number
    4534