A View of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Palace at Lambeth, in the County of Surry [sic] / Vue du Palais de l’Archeveque de Canterbury / à Lambeth, dans la Comté de Surry

George Robertson (1742 - 1788)
Wilson Lowry (1762 - 1824)

Coloured engraving

published 1 January 1781
  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Government Art Collection
  • About the artist
    George Robertson was a landscape painter, who worked largely in watercolour. He also produced history paintings showing grand scenes from classical mythology or the Bible, and important historical events. He was born in London and studied there at Shipley’s Academy on the Strand (established in 1753) and in Italy. He later played an important role in the training of artists, prior to the foundation of the Royal Academy in 1765. In 1774, Robertson accompanied the historian William Beckford to Jamaica, where he painted six landscapes, which were later engraved. He exhibited at both the Royal Academy and the Society of Artists. Robertson died in 1788 at his home near Elephant and Castle, in London.

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    Title
    A View of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Palace at Lambeth, in the County of Surry [sic] / Vue du Palais de l’Archeveque de Canterbury / à Lambeth, dans la Comté de Surry
    Date
    published 1 January 1781
    Medium
    Coloured engraving
    Dimensions
    height: 39.00 cm, width: 54.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Frank T Sabin, October 1963
    GAC number
    6218