NICHOLAS THOMAS DALL active 1748–1776
Landscape and scenery painter, thought to be of Danish origin. Trained in Italy, where the decorative canvases still at Shugborough were ordered sometime before 1748 by Thomas Anson. Dall was working in London by 1756 and is recorded as a scenery painter at Covent Garden from 1757 onwards. He exhibited at the SA 1761–70, and at the RA 1771–76, having been elected ARA in 1771. Died in London to December 1776, his effects being sold at Langford's 10–11 March 1777.
LITERATURE Croft-Murray 1970, p.24; Waterhouse 1981
Elizabeth Einberg and Judy Egerton, The Age of Hogarth: British Painters Born 1675-1709, Tate Gallery Collections, II, London 1988