Dublin from Sarah’s Bridge
- About the work
About the artist
John Peter Laporte was predominately a watercolour painter, but occasionally worked in oils. He became a pupil of the landscape painter John Melchior Barralet in London and first exhibited at the Royal Academy and British Institution in 1885. During his early career he lived in the vicinity of Soho and Tottenham Court Road, before moving to Winchester Street, near Edgware Road, in 1802, where he would remain until 1830. Laporte was a member of the Associated Artists in Water-Colours and produced several etchings as illustrations for publications, collaborating with William Frederick Wells on a series of 72 etchings after paintings by Gainsborough. He died in 1839 at his home in Upper Coleshill Street, Pimlico.
- Dublin from Sarah’s Bridge
- Coloured aquatint and etching
- Purchased from Vicars Bros., November 1960
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