Malmsbury Abbey, Plate I / L’Abbaye de Malmesbury, Planche Premiere

Francis Jukes (1745 - 1812)
J Hanks

Colour aquatint

published 28 February 1789
  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Government Art Collection
  • About the artist
    Aquatint engraver Francis Jukes was born in Martley, Worcestershire. Nothing is known of his parents. He initially worked as a topographical painter, before becoming one of the first British aquatint engravers. He is thought to have learnt the method from Paul Sandby and some of his first aquatints are after Sandby’s designs. Dukes mainly produced prints of landscape or seascape subjects. He illustrated the Rev. William Gilpin’s ‘Observations on the River Wye’ (published 1782). His early prints were published in collaboration with Valentine Green and he later collaborated with Robert Pollard. Illness towards the end of his life may have been caused by fumes from the acid he used in the aquatinting process. He died in 1812, aged about 67.

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  • Details
    Title
    Malmsbury Abbey, Plate I / L’Abbaye de Malmesbury, Planche Premiere
    Date
    published 28 February 1789
    Medium
    Colour aquatint
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Frank T Sabin, October 1963
    GAC number
    6223