Spencer Perceval (1762-1812) Chancellor of the Exchequer; Prime Minister

George Francis Joseph (1764 - 1846)
Charles Turner (1774 - 1857)

Engraving and mezzotint

published 1 August 1812
  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Downing Street
  • About the artist
    Charles Turner was born in Woodstock, Oxfordshire; the son of an excise officer. At a young age he moved to London, where he was apprenticed to engraver John Jones and studied at the Royal Academy schools. He later produced work in mezzotint, aquatint and stipple for publishers in London and Scotland. He also began publishing his own prints in 1796. In 1812 he was appointed Engraver-in-Ordinary to George III. He was elected an associate of the Royal Academy in 1828. Throughout his career he is thought to have produced 638 portrait engravings and over 300 subject engravings. These were generally made after works by contemporary artists, such as Raeburn, Lawrence and J. M. W. Turner, with whom the engraver enjoyed a long standing friendship.
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  • Details
    Title
    Spencer Perceval (1762-1812) Chancellor of the Exchequer; Prime Minister
    Date
    published 1 August 1812
    Medium
    Engraving and mezzotint
    Acquisition
    Purchased from F B Daniell, August 1970
    GAC number
    8790