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robert dundas henry raeburn legal lawyer judge engraving

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The Right Hon Robert Dundas, Lord President of the Court of Sefton


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Original antique English legal portrait


Robert Dundas, of Arniston, second Lord President of the Court of Session (1713-1787). Sir Henry Raeburn (1756-1823), portrait painter, was born in Scotland and became a prolific and fashionable portrait artist. He became a member of the Royal Academy in 1815, was appointed king's limner for Scotland and was knighted in 1823. William Sharp (1749-1824) was one of England's most heralded engravers of the late eighteenth century, William Sharp began his career as an engraver of pewter pots and tankards. From 1771, he studied at the Royal Academy schools, after which he set himself up as a line engraver. Sharp's reputation was made with his engraving, Alfred the Great Dividing his Loaf with the Pilgrim, after Benjamin West and published by Boydell in 1782. One of the eighteenth century's most accomplished line engravers, Sharp excelled at portraits and allegorical and historical scenes based upon the designs of such contemporary British painters as West, Sir Joshua Reynolds and George Romney.

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artist William Sharp after Henry Raeburn
method Line engraving
date 1790
size 505mm by 360mm (sheet)
SKU LE1344