View of the Town of Bathurst on the River Gambia

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Government Art Collection
  • About the artist

    Charles John Mayle Whichelo was born in Brighton, the son of a brewer. He is thought to have been a pupil of John Varley and Joshua Cristall. He became a marine artist, landscape painter and teacher. During his early career he produced illustrations for ‘Select Views of London and its Environs’ (1804-05), ‘London Illustrata’ (1819) and ‘The Beauties of England and Wales’ (1801-15). In 1805, he visited Merton Place, home of Lord Nelson, and was given a sitting by Nelson for a chalk portrait. In 1812, he was described as ‘Marine and Landscape Painter to... the Prince Regent’. He produced mainly sea pieces until the later years of his life, when he turned to English and Swiss landscape and river views. He died in Kensington, aged about 81.
    Thomas Lord Busby was a British author, printmaker, miniaturist and portrait painter. His prints were mostly of costume or topographical subjects, made after his own designs. He lived mainly in central London, at addresses in Covent Garden, the Strand, Charlotte Street, Cavendish Square and Fitzroy Square.
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    Title
    View of the Town of Bathurst on the River Gambia
    Date
    Medium
    Coloured aquatint and engraving
    Dimensions
    height: 37.20 cm, width: 53.80 cm
    Acquisition
    Origin uncertain
    GAC number
    17509