North West View of Windsor Castle

George Robertson (1742 - 1788)
James Fittler (1758 - 1835)

Coloured engraving

published 2 September 1782
  • About the work
    Location
    Country: USA
    City: Washington DC
    Place: British Embassy
  • About the artist
    London-born engraver James Fittler exhibited two sketches at the Free Society of Artists, aged 17. He studied engraving at the Royal Academy Schools from 21 and exhibited there between 1788 and 1824, becoming an associate in 1800. He was later appointed marine engraver to George III. He contributed to Boydell’s ‘Shakespeare Gallery’ and co-published ‘Views of Weymouth’ (1790-91) and (with Robert Bowyer) an illustrated bible (1795), losing some £1500 in the later venture. He published engravings for John Claude Nattes's ‘Scotia Depicta’ (1804) and made reproductions of Raphael's ‘Cartoons’ (1810). His last published works illustrated Thomas Frognall Dibdin's ‘Account of the Mansion, Books, and Pictures, at Althorp’ (1822). He died aged 77.
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  • Details
    Title
    North West View of Windsor Castle
    Date
    published 2 September 1782
    Medium
    Coloured engraving
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Frank T Sabin, August 1960
    GAC number
    5313