A View of the Charter House taken from the Green

T Ward
Robert, Snr Havell (1769 - 1832)

Colour aquatint

published 30 September 1813
  • About the artist
    Robert Havell senior, son of artist and publisher Daniel Havell, was born in Reading but moved to London as a child. After Robert launched his career, father and son collaborated on illustrations for Henry Salt’s ‘Twenty Four Views Taken in St. Helena’ (1809–10). However, the partnership was short-lived and Robert later established himself at premises in Fitzrovia. He married Lydia Miller Phillips and had a son, Robert junior. Robert junior and his father formed the firm of R. Havell & Son, working on numerous projects including ‘Birds of America’ for John James Audubon. The scale of this project led them to employ 50 additional staff and move to larger premises in Oxford Street. Robert senior died a year after the company expansion.
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  • Details
    Title
    A View of the Charter House taken from the Green
    Date
    published 30 September 1813
    Medium
    Colour aquatint
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Frank T Sabin, October 1957
    GAC number
    3914