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Dandridge, Bartholomew (DNB00)

DANDRIDGE, BARTHOLOMEW (fl. 1750), portrait-painter, was, according to Walpole, the son of a house-painter. He gained considerable reputation and employment in the reign of George II as a painter of portraits and of effective small conversation-pieces. Portraits by Dandridge painted about 1750 were engraved by James McArdell and others. In the National Portrait Gallery is a picture by him of Nathaniel Hooke, the historian. He died in the prime of life.

[Walpole's Anecd. of Painters, ed. 1849, ii. 702; Redgrave's Dict. of Artists; Cat. Nat. Portrait Collection.]

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