Newgate Prison

James Miller
Thomas Medland

Engraving

published 15 April 1800
  • About the artist
    Engraver and draughtsman Thomas Medland lived in Westminster. He is included in a drawing by A. E. Chalon titled ‘Students at the British Institution’ (1807), suggesting he studied there, although he may have been a teacher. He engraved illustrations for ‘Robinson Crusoe’, after drawings by Thomas Stothard and also became known for his topographical aquatints. Medland was also a watercolour painter and exhibited his watercolours at the Royal Academy. The original watercolour for the ‘West Front of the East India Company College’ was exhibited at the Academy in 1808. Medland died at his home near Haileybury College in Hertford at about the age of 68. Nothing is known of his wife, but his will divided his estate between three children.
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  • Details
    Title
    Newgate Prison
    Date
    published 15 April 1800
    Medium
    Engraving
    Acquisition
    Presented by Dr. Peter Rusk, November 1971
    Inscription
    NEWGATE PRISON &c [below image and lettering in pencil, either side of armorial]
    GAC number
    9533