View on the Thames at Vauxhall

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Government Art Collection
  • About the artist
    Aquatint engraver Francis Jukes was born in Martley, Worcestershire. Nothing is known of his parents. He initially worked as a topographical painter, before becoming one of the first British aquatint engravers. He is thought to have learnt the method from Paul Sandby and some of his first aquatints are after Sandby’s designs. Dukes mainly produced prints of landscape or seascape subjects. He illustrated the Rev. William Gilpin’s ‘Observations on the River Wye’ (published 1782). His early prints were published in collaboration with Valentine Green and he later collaborated with Robert Pollard. Illness towards the end of his life may have been caused by fumes from the acid he used in the aquatinting process. He died in 1812, aged about 67.

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    Places
    England, London
    Materials & Techniques
    aquatint
  • Details
    Title
    View on the Thames at Vauxhall
    Date
    1786
    Medium
    Aquatint
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Frank T Sabin, October 1957
    GAC number
    3913