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View between Alcantra and Bellem…

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Portugal
    City: Lisbon
    Place: British Embassy
  • About the artist
    Engraver Pierre [Peter] Charles Canot is thought to have been born in France in c.1710; the brother of painter Philippe Canot. He was presumably in London by c.1735, when he produced hunting prints after paintings by John Wootton. A further set of prints, after marine works painted by Peter Monamy, were published in 1746. In 1758 he began a lasting collaboration with marine artist Richard Paton. The outbreak of the Seven Years' War brought commissions for depictions of the many naval engagements. He exhibited 19 works at the Society of Artists from 1760 to 1769 and was elected one of the original associate engravers of the Royal Academy in 1770, exhibiting there until 1776. Canot died at his home in Hampstead Road, in the winter of 1777-78.
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  • Details
    Title
    View between Alcantra and Bellem…
    Date
    29 November 1756
    Medium
    Engraving
    Acquisition
    Transferred from Foreign and Commonwealth Office, April 1990
    Provenance
    Discovered at Wiston House (FCO) April 1990; transferred to the GAC
    GAC number
    16734