Sir George Harrison (1767-1841) Assistant Secretary to the Treasury

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand
  • About the artist
    Charles Turner was born in Woodstock, Oxfordshire; the son of an excise officer. At a young age he moved to London, where he was apprenticed to engraver John Jones and studied at the Royal Academy schools. He later produced work in mezzotint, aquatint and stipple for publishers in London and Scotland. He also began publishing his own prints in 1796. In 1812 he was appointed Engraver-in-Ordinary to George III. He was elected an associate of the Royal Academy in 1828. Throughout his career he is thought to have produced 638 portrait engravings and over 300 subject engravings. These were generally made after works by contemporary artists, such as Raeburn, Lawrence and J. M. W. Turner, with whom the engraver enjoyed a long standing friendship.
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    Materials & Techniques
    mezzotint
  • Details
    Title
    Sir George Harrison (1767-1841) Assistant Secretary to the Treasury
    Date
    published 11 November 1816
    Medium
    Mezzotint
    Acquisition
    Origin uncertain; acquired before 1946
    GAC number
    0/219