The Gateway of Kirkham Priory

William Richardson
George, Jnr Hawkins (1809 - 1852)

Colour lithograph

published July 1848
  • About the artist
    Draughtsman and lithographer George Hawkins junior produced plates after his own designs and those by contemporary artists. Hawkins worked for the publisher Day and Son and specialised in topography and architectural subjects. Fellow lithographer Louis Haghe was a close friend and it was reported that when Haghe stopped engraving ‘Flemish groupings’ in ecclesiastical or medieval interiors, Hawkins was left unrivalled in the subject. He also produced lithographic views of cathedrals, ruined abbeys, churches, country estates and public buildings, including bridges and railway viaducts. Lithographer Alfred Newman was his pupil. Hawkins died following ‘a distressing and incurable malady’ in his 43rd year, at his home in Camden Town, London.
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  • Details
    Title
    The Gateway of Kirkham Priory
    Date
    published July 1848
    Medium
    Colour lithograph
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Baynton-Williams, January 1976
    GAC number
    12149