Part of the Bridge at Blackfriars, as it was in July 1766

Edward Rooker (1712 - 1774)

Engraving

published 1 December 1766
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    Little is known of the early life of Edward Rooker. He was a pupil of engraver Henry Roberts, in High Holborn, while simultaneously pursuing a career in acting. Between 1748 and 1749, he engraved drawings after designs by Inigo Jones and Christopher Wren. He appeared on stage at the New Wells Theatre in 1749 and, by 1752, had joined the company at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. His career as an engraver continued with plates for William Chambers’ ‘Designs of Chinese Buildings’ (1757) and James Stuart’s ‘Antiquities of Athens’ (1762). He collaborated with Paul and Thomas Sandby on ‘Six London Views’, and again with Thomas for illustrations to Tasso’s ‘Jerusalem Delivered’. He died unexpectedly, at around the time of 50th birthday.
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    Title
    Part of the Bridge at Blackfriars, as it was in July 1766
    Date
    published 1 December 1766
    Medium
    Engraving
    Acquisition
    Purchased from F B Daniell, February 1953
    GAC number
    2078