View from the S.E. Corner of Clapham Common

  • About the work
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Government Art Collection
  • About the artist
    Joseph Powell, watercolour painter and printmaker, was probably a pupil of topographical artist and printmaker Benjamin Thomas Pounce. Powell first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1796. He was connected with Michael ‘Angelo’ Rooker and published an engraving after Rooker’s drawing of Netley Abbey in 1800. Powell also etched engravings after works by Old Masters. In 1810, he made a series of soft ground etchings of scenes in Egypt. By this time he was living in Old Cavendish Street. He moved twice before settling at Allsop’s Buildings, between Baker Street and Regent’s Park. In 1831, he became the President of the newly established New Society of painters in Watercolours. He died in 1834, leaving a wife, Harriet, and eight children.
    Charles Joseph Hullmandel was born in London; the son of a German composer and musician. He trained as an artist in Paris, before travelling on the continent. In 1817 he met J. A. Senefelder, the inventor of lithography, in Munich and changed the course of his career. His earliest published lithographs were ‘Twenty-Four Views of Italy’ (1818) and soon after this project he set up a lithographic press at his home in Great Marlborough Street. From then he worked as a lithographic draughtsman and printer. Most major improvements to lithography in Britain of the 1820s and ‘30s are attributed to him and he became the finest lithographer and most prolific printer. In 1827 he married flower painter Valentine Bartholomew. He died in London aged 61.
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    View from the S.E. Corner of Clapham Common
    31 January 1825
    colour lithograph
    height: 25cm, width 40cm
    Purchased from Baynton-Williams, February 1977
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