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Nathaniel Dance
(b London, 18 May 1735; d Winchester, 15 Oct. 1811). English painter, primarily of portraits (although in his early career he had ambitions as a history painter). He studied under Hayman and spent the years 1754–65/6 in Italy (mainly Rome), where he was much influenced by the sophisticated portrait style of Pompeo Batoni (and where, like several of his contemporaries, he was smitten by Angelica Kauffmann).

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)