Temple Church

Samuel Ireland ( - 1800)

Aquatint

published 1800
  • About the artist
    Printmaker and writer Samuel Ireland first worked as a silk weaver in Spitalfields. By 1789 he was a merchant based in the Strand and from c.1758 he had a parallel career as a draughtsman and engraver. He exhibited at the Society of Artists in 1765 and the Royal Academy in 1782 and 1784. During the 1780s he etched plates after William Hogarth and others. He first published ‘Graphic Illustrations of Hogarth’ in 1790. From 1790 he also published travel books featuring his own illustrations. However, his son, William, made forged manuscript documents relating to Shakespeare and a volume of facsimiles was published in 1795. Ireland was widely considered to have committed fraud. He died from diabetes in 1800, always maintaining his innocence.
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    Places
    England, London
    Materials & Techniques
    aquatint
  • Details
    Title
    Temple Church
    Date
    published 1800
    Medium
    Aquatint
    Dimensions
    height: 15.50 cm, width: 18.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Presented by Dr. Peter Rusk, November 1973
    Provenance
    Gift from Dr Rusk and Lord Simon of Glaisdale November 1973
    GAC number
    10942