Sir Hew Whitefoord Dalrymple, 1st Baronet (1750-1830) General; Governor of Gibraltar

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  • About the artist
    Charles Turner was born in Woodstock, Oxfordshire; the son of an excise officer. At a young age he moved to London, where he was apprenticed to engraver John Jones and studied at the Royal Academy schools. He later produced work in mezzotint, aquatint and stipple for publishers in London and Scotland. He also began publishing his own prints in 1796. In 1812 he was appointed Engraver-in-Ordinary to George III. He was elected an associate of the Royal Academy in 1828. Throughout his career he is thought to have produced 638 portrait engravings and over 300 subject engravings. These were generally made after works by contemporary artists, such as Raeburn, Lawrence and J. M. W. Turner, with whom the engraver enjoyed a long standing friendship.
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    Title
    Sir Hew Whitefoord Dalrymple, 1st Baronet (1750-1830) General; Governor of Gibraltar
    Date
    24 January 1831
    Medium
    mezzotint
    Dimensions
    height: 67 cm; width: 54.1 cm; depth: 2.3 cm
    Acquisition
    Convent, Gibraltar (Governor's Residence) collection.
    GAC number
    17937