Calliaqua, Saint Vincent, from the Villa Estate
Coloured aquatintpublished 1 May 1827
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About the artist
Little is known of John Johnson. He was in Antigua in 1824, working as an attorney, surveying the estates formerly owned by James Brebner-Gordon (died 1807), who had served as a councillor in Antigua and was the Chief Justice of the Ceded Islands in 1761. It is not clear whether Johnson is the same person as ‘Lt. Col. J. Johnson’, who published ‘A Journey from India to England, through Persia, Georgeia, Russia, Poland, and Prussia, in the year 1817’ (1818).
Theodore Henry Adolphus Fielding was born in Yorkshire, the son of a painter. In 1819, he married Mary Anne (daughter of Robert Walton), also a watercolour painter. From 1823, he worked with publisher J. F. Ostervald in Paris, who had also employed his brothers Thales and Newton Fielding. The three brothers established an atelier in Paris. Fielding returned to work as a teacher and engraver in London. In 1826 he was appointed teacher of drawing and perspective at the military college of the East India Company in Addiscombe and moved to nearby Croydon. He produced numerous sets of prints after works by himself, his brother, Copley Fielding, and Bonington and also published books on painting and engraving. He died aged about 70 in Croydon.