Rio de Janeiro

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    Country: Other
    City: other locations abroad
  • About the artist

    W. L. Walton was a lithographer of landscapes, topographical views, military and transport subjects after works by contemporary artists. He worked for the firm of lithographic printers Day & Son in London.
    Charles Joseph Hullmandel was born in London; the son of a German composer and musician. He trained as an artist in Paris, before travelling on the continent. In 1817 he met J. A. Senefelder, the inventor of lithography, in Munich and changed the course of his career. His earliest published lithographs were ‘Twenty-Four Views of Italy’ (1818) and soon after this project he set up a lithographic press at his home in Great Marlborough Street. From then he worked as a lithographic draughtsman and printer. Most major improvements to lithography in Britain of the 1820s and ‘30s are attributed to him and he became the finest lithographer and most prolific printer. In 1827 he married flower painter Valentine Bartholomew. He died in London aged 61.
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    Rio de Janeiro
    published 1854
    Colour lithograph
    height: 15.10 cm, width: 23.60 cm
    Purchased from Grosvenor Prints, London, October 2004
    With Grosvenor Prints, London; from whom purchased by the Government Art Collection in October 2004
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