The Death of General Sir Ralph Abercrombie

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: France
    City: Paris
    Place: British Embassy

    Interpretation about this artwork is under review

  • About the artist
    Robert Ker Porter was born in Durham. He entered the Royal Academy Schools at 13. In 1793 he was commissioned to paint an altarpiece for Shoreditch church, followed by further biblical works. He exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1792 to 1805 and produced enormous battle panorama, including the 120 foot long ‘Storming of Seringapatam’ (1800). In 1805 he travelled to Russia to paint historical murals for the Admiralty in St. Petersburg. After leaving Russia in 1813, he was knighted by the Prince Regent. He began a period of travel in 1817, which led to the publication ‘Travels in Georgia, Persia, Armenia, Ancient Babylonia’ (1821). In 1825, he was appointed British Consul in Venezuela. He returned to England in 1841, where he died aged 65.

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    People
    Abercromby, Sir RalphFinch, EdwardLowe, Sir HudsonLudlow, George James, 3rd Earl LudlowDoyle, Sir Charles WilliamAnstruther, RobertMaxwell, CaptainLovelace, CaptainSpencer, Sir BrentDoyle, Sir John, BaronetCarey, Brigadier MajorLawson, RobertHope, John, 4th Earl of HopetounRubeleau, CaptainBlayney, Andrew Thomas, 11th Baron BlayneyPaget, Sir EdwardSmith, Sir William SidneyGillham, SurgeonAbercromby, Sir JohnMurray, Sir GeorgeSutton, CaptainKempt, Sir JamesFearon, Assistant SurgeonDyer, Sir Thomas Richard Swinnerton, 7th BaronetTurner, Sir Tomkyns HilgroveStuart, Sir JohnMoore, Sir JohnWilson, Sir Robert ThomasWalsh, ThomasDuncan, ColonelCoote, EyreDalrymple, SamuelOakes, Sir Hildebrand 1st BaronetHely-Hutchinson, John, 2nd Earl of DonoughmoreCaradoc, formerly Cradock), John Francis, 1st Baron HowdenWright, John WesleyStewart, David, of GarthStuart, ColonelBirch, MajorSt, Pearne, Brigadier MajorOgilvie, Lieutenant-Colonel
    Materials & Techniques
    engraving
  • Details
    Title
    The Death of General Sir Ralph Abercrombie
    Date
    published 4 June 1804
    Medium
    Engraving
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Colnaghi, April 1952
    GAC number
    1535