The Opening of Sheerness Docks, 5 September 1823

William John Huggins (1781 - 1845)
Edward Duncan (1803 - 1882)

Coloured aquatint

published 24 October 1828
  • About the artist
    Edward Duncan, a marine and landscape painter in watercolour and engraver, was the son of an artist and engraver, also named Edward. He began his career in the studio of Robert Havell senior and later set up business on his own, engraving sporting and shipping subjects, particularly by the William John Huggins. He later married Huggins’s daughter, Berthia. He became a member of the Royal Institution in 1833, serving as Vice-President and Treasurer, but resigned in 1847. Two years later he became a member of the Royal Society of Painters in Water Colours. Between 1843 and 1851, he worked as an illustrator for the ‘Illustrated London News’. Duncan lived in north London throughout his life. He died at his home near Haverstock Hill, aged 78.
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  • Details
    Title
    The Opening of Sheerness Docks, 5 September 1823
    Date
    published 24 October 1828
    Medium
    Coloured aquatint
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Parker Gallery, December 1963
    GAC number
    6363