January: View of the Imperial Bank and the Shops at St. Petersburg / Vue de la Banque Impériale et des Grands Boutiques de St. Petersbourg

John Clark
Mornay
Matthew Dubourg

Coloured aquatint

published 28 April 1815
  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Government Art Collection
  • About the artist
    John Clark, watercolourist and aquatint engraver, specialised in topographical, sporting and marine views. He remains something of a mystery today as virtually nothing is known of his life. This may be partly the result of his not uncommon name. Clark toured Scotland during the summer of 1823, making sketches for his series of aquatint prints ‘Views in Scotland’ (published in parts in 1824-25, under the patronage of George IV). Other works apparently in the same hand and presumed to be by John Clark are alternately signed ‘J. Clark’ and ‘I. Clark’. To further complicate matters, Clark’s work has frequently been confused with that of John Heaviside Clark (c.1771-1863), an engraver and painter of landscapes and seascapes, born in Scotland.

    Matthew Dubourg was a London-based aquatint engraver of sporting, military and topographical views, made after works by contemporary artists. He often collaborated with the draughtsman and aquatint engraver John Clark. Dubourg exhibited two miniature portraits at the Royal Academy in 1786 and 1797, when his address was 17 Duke Street, off Manchester Square. He later exhibited a ‘Scene near Vauxhall’ at the Academy in 1808, by which time he had moved to 22 East Street, Lambeth.
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    Title
    January: View of the Imperial Bank and the Shops at St. Petersburg / Vue de la Banque Impériale et des Grands Boutiques de St. Petersbourg
    Date
    published 28 April 1815
    Medium
    Coloured aquatint
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Agnew's, September 1979
    GAC number
    14764