Nathaniel DANCE

England 1735 – 1811

print after


Italy 1725 – England 1815


  • England from 1764


1715 – 1785



1742 – 1802


Omai a native of Utaetea 1774 Title Notes: Voyage II
Page: plate 50
Place made: London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: prints, books, ink; paper engraving, etching and stipple-engraving, printed in black ink, from one copper plate Support: thin smooth cream paper subsequently affixed to backing sheet of thin smooth cream laid paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: working state
Impression: proof before letters
Edition: print run unknown

Primary Insc: no inscriptions
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed with voyage and plate numbers upper right of backing sheet in black pencil, '2 [enclosed in circle] / 50'.
Dimensions: printed image 21.3 h x 35.4 w sheet 23.9 h x 18.8 w backing sheet 62.6 h x 38.7 w
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2013
Accession No: NGA 2013.4129.9.77
Subject: Voyages of exploration and discovery 1600-1900: English Portrait: male
  • Collection of Charles Hoare (1767-1851) of Luscombe, Devon, England, grandson of Henry Hoare of Stourhead, Wiltshire and a partner in the family bank Hoare & Co. [Bookplate]
  • ? Hoare family library, Stourhead, Wiltshire
  • Unknown collection.
  • Collection of John D. Altmann (1919-1996).
  • At auction 'Rare books and manuscripts', Melbourne: Christie's Australia, 28 November 1996, lot 626 (ill.) estimate $30-40,000.
  • With Hordern House, Sydney.
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from Hordern House, Sydney, 2013.