View of the Cathedral, Salisbury

Francis Jukes (1745 - 1812)
Edward Dayes (1763 - 1804)

Coloured aquatint and etching

published 31 March 1798
  • About the artist
    Edward Dayes was born in London and apprenticed to mezzotinter and painter William Pether. He entered the Royal Academy Schools in 1786. During his early career he worked as a miniaturist, later concentrating on the topographical landscapes in watercolour for which he is best-known. Thomas Girtin was a pupil of Dayes’ until an argument between the two seems to have led to Girtin’s imprisonment. Although not a pupil, J. M. W. Turner also studied Dayes’s work and some watercolours by Turner from the 1790s are virtually indistinguishable from those of Dayes. Towards the end of his career, Dayes began working in oils with less success. He was known as a difficult character with a fiery temper and committed suicide in London in 1804.
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  • Details
    Title
    View of the Cathedral, Salisbury
    Date
    published 31 March 1798
    Medium
    Coloured aquatint and etching
    Dimensions
    height: 41.70 cm, width: 56.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Parker Gallery, October 1970
    GAC number
    9025