Gustavus Brander by Dance

Nathaniel Dance (1735-1811)
Gustavus Brander (1720-1787), [c.1770]
Oil on canvas, 108 x 88 cm.

This fascinating painting by the successful eighteenth century portrait painter Nathanial Dance depicts Gustavus Brander. A successful merchant trader and Director of the Bank of England, Brander’s collection of fossils would help make a major contribution to our understanding of the natural world.

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