The Town of Hamilton

John Clark

Coloured aquatint

1825
  • About the artist
    John Clark, watercolourist and aquatint engraver, specialised in topographical, sporting and marine views. He remains something of a mystery today as virtually nothing is known of his life. This may be partly the result of his not uncommon name. Clark toured Scotland during the summer of 1823, making sketches for his series of aquatint prints ‘Views in Scotland’ (published in parts in 1824-25, under the patronage of George IV). Other works apparently in the same hand and presumed to be by John Clark are alternately signed ‘J. Clark’ and ‘I. Clark’. To further complicate matters, Clark’s work has frequently been confused with that of John Heaviside Clark (c.1771-1863), an engraver and painter of landscapes and seascapes, born in Scotland.
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  • Details
    Artist
    John Clark
    Title
    The Town of Hamilton
    Date
    1825
    Medium
    Coloured aquatint
    Dimensions
    height: 38.00 cm, width: 53.50 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Sotheby's, 6 November 1957
    GAC number
    3942