Charles Grignion (1753-1804), History and portrait painter
Artist associated with 9 portraits
Charles Grignion studied in Paris under J.P. Le Bas and then at Gravelot's drawing school in Covent Garden, alongside Thomas Gainsborough, after which he developed a career as a historical engraver and book illustrator. In 1746, Grignion engraved Hogarth's portrait of David Garrick as Richard III, and later he worked on the second plate of Hogarth's 1754 Election series. He also engraved the earliest record of a cricket match, published in the General Advertiser in 1748. Grignion continued working until he was in his late eighties, but died in poverty.