Sir William Sidney Smith (1764-1840) Admiral, at Acre
Stipple engravingpublished 1 January 1808
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About the artist
Antoine [Anthony] Cardon, engraver and print publisher, was born in Brussels, the son of the painter and engraver Antoine Joseph Cardon (1739-1822). At the age of 20 he moved to London, where he entered the Royal Academy Schools. Cardon later established himself as a successful engraver and print publisher and, from 1802 to 1808 he was based in Clipstone Street in Marylebone. Most of his works were stipple engravings and he became one of the leading exponents in the medium. Cardon produced a vast body of work during his lifetime. He died at his home near Warren Street in London, reputedly as a result of overwork and exhaustion.