A View of Plymouth Fort and St. Nicholas’s Island, from Mount Edgcumbe

  • About the artist
    George Lambert, theatre scene and landscape painter, divided his career equally between the two professions. For most of his life he lived in Covent Garden. His early style of the 1720s is similar to that of John Wootton. However, his later classical landscapes earned him the accolade ‘the English Poussin’. Lambert painted the landscape backgrounds for William Hogarth’s paintings ‘The Pool of Bethesda’ and ‘The Good Samaritan’, made for St. Bartholomew’s Hospital (1736-37). In 1761 he was elected chairman of the newly founded Society of Artists of Great Britain. The Society received the Royal Seal on 26th January 1765 and just five days later Lambert died at his home in Covent Garden, leaving his possessions to his servant, Ann Terry.
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    Title
    A View of Plymouth Fort and St. Nicholas’s Island, from Mount Edgcumbe
    Date
    1755
    Medium
    Coloured engraving
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Parker Gallery, March 1967
    GAC number
    7570A