View of Blackfriars Bridge and St. Paul’s from the Patent Shot Manufactory on the South Side of the River
Coloured aquatintpublished 1 September 1803
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About the artist
Thomas Sutherland was a prominent aquatint engraver who specialised in sporting, coaching, naval and military subjects, as well as topographical views. His engravings were generally made after the designs of contemporary artists. His best known works are some of the 105 illustrations to Rudolf Ackermann’s ‘The Microcosm of London’ (completed in three volumes in 1810). Sutherland also produced a series of prints based on the Peninsular Battles of 1808 to 1814. He lived and worked in London.
Painter and etcher Daniel Turner exhibited seven works at the Free Society (1782-83). His address was then Snow Hill in the City and he may have been related to William Turner of that address, a carver, gilder, and print seller who went bankrupt in 1789. Daniel moved to 24 Millbank Street, Westminster, before first exhibiting at the Royal Academy, where he showed ten works, mainly London views (1796-1801). Colourist James Turner was operating from the same address (1786-1806). In December 1806 Daniel was arrested after he drunkenly toasted Napoleon and his armies at the Lemon Tree tavern, Haymarket. The case was later dismissed. By the time colourist Charles Turner of Millbank Street was declared bankrupt in 1811 Daniel had presumably died.
- View of Blackfriars Bridge and St. Paul’s from the Patent Shot Manufactory on the South Side of the River
- published 1 September 1803
- Coloured aquatint
- Purchased from Sotheby's, 28 June 1950
- Sold through Sotheby's, London, ‘Old Master and Modern Engraving and Etchings’ sale, on 28 June 1950 (Lot 351; with GAC 1135); from which sale purchased by Richard Walker on behalf of the Ministry of Works
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