Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald (1775-1860) Admiral
Mezzotintpublished 24 January 1809
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About the artist
Peter Eduard Stroehling was born in 1768 in Düsseldorf. Following a period of working in Paris and Germany, he studied in Italy in the early 1790s. He visited Vienna in 1796 and then spent the next five years in St Petersburg. Stroehling arrived in England around 1804 and established his name as a successful painter of portraits and miniatures, exhibiting at the Royal Academy, British Institution and the Society of British Artists. From 1810 to 1820 he was Historical Painter to the Prince of Wales.
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.