Sir Nathaniel Dance-Holland Dollalolla date not known

Artwork details

Artist
Date Date not known
Medium Graphite, watercolour and ink on paper
Dimensions Support: 211 x 129 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased as part of the Oppé Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996
Reference
T08279
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This is one of a number of comic drawings made by Nathaniel Dance after he retired from professional painting in the early 1780s. The drawing, which takes the form of a character study, appears to satirise
the kind of image found in contemporary fashion magazines.

 

The inscription, 'Dollalolla', may have been invented by the artist. It presumably refers to the type of person being caricatured rather than a specific individual.

 

September 2004

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