Peter Burrell, 1st Baron Gwydir (1754-1820) politician

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    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Wales Office, Gwydyr House, Whitehall
  • About the artist

    Engraver and draughtsman Thomas Medland lived in Westminster. He is included in a drawing by A. E. Chalon titled ‘Students at the British Institution’ (1807), suggesting he studied there, although he may have been a teacher. He engraved illustrations for ‘Robinson Crusoe’, after drawings by Thomas Stothard and also became known for his topographical aquatints. Medland was also a watercolour painter and exhibited his watercolours at the Royal Academy. The original watercolour for the ‘West Front of the East India Company College’ was exhibited at the Academy in 1808. Medland died at his home near Haileybury College in Hertford at about the age of 68. Nothing is known of his wife, but his will divided his estate between three children.
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    Burrell, Peter, 1st Baron Gwydir
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    engraved copper plate
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    Peter Burrell, 1st Baron Gwydir (1754-1820) politician
    Engraved copper plate
    Presented by Mr.C. Henniker-Heaton, October 1972
    Presented to the Welsh Office by Mr Henniker-Heaton, October 1972
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