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Charles Turner (1773-1857), Engraver

Sitter in 2 portraits
Artist associated with 617 portraits
Born in Oxfordshire, Turner moved to London in around 1789 where he spent seven years apprenticed to the engraver John Jones and studying at the Royal Academy schools. He was employed by the engraver and publisher Boydell, working in stipple and aquatint as well as mezzotint. Turner became the most important mezzotint engraver of his day and in 1812 was appointed engraver-in-ordinary to the king. He was a close friend of J.M.W. Turner, and engraved many of the artists' paintings. He produced more than six hundred plates, of which about two-thirds were portraits. He was elected associate engraver at the Royal Academy in 1828, and exhibited there until the year he died.

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1245

Samuel Prout

by Charles Turner
grisaille pastel, circa 1836
NPG 1245

1317

Charles Turner

by Charles Turner
chalk on canvas, 1850
NPG 1317

D3437

John Kirby

by Charles Turner, after John James Masquerier
mezzotint, published 20 February 1796
NPG D3437

D3438

John Kirby

by Charles Turner, after John James Masquerier
mezzotint, published 20 February 1796
NPG D3438

D36045

Thomas Sanders Dupuis

by Charles Turner, after John Russell
mezzotint, published 1797
NPG D36045

D1812

Thomas Sanders Dupuis

by Charles Turner, after John Russell
mezzotint, published 1797
NPG D1812

D35783

Adam Duncan, 1st Viscount Duncan

by Charles Turner, after and published by Daniel Orme
mezzotint, published 1798
NPG D35783

D35783

Adam Duncan, 1st Viscount Duncan

by Charles Turner, after and published by Daniel Orme
mezzotint, published 1798
NPG D35783

D2981

Henry Harington

by Charles Turner, after Thomas Beach
mezzotint, published 1799
NPG D2981

D3228

Henry Harington

by Charles Turner, after Thomas Beach
mezzotint, published 1799
NPG D3228

D32292

King Charles II

probably by Charles Turner, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, circa 1800-1840
NPG D32292

D28677

Oliver Cromwell

by Charles Turner, after William Faithorne, published by Samuel Woodburn
mezzotint, early 19th century
NPG D28677

D34751

Robert Graham

by Charles Turner
mezzotint, early 19th century
NPG D34751

D35348

George Augustus Chichester, 2nd Marquess of Donegall

by and published by Charles Turner, after John James Masquerier
mezzotint, published 1 December 1800
NPG D35348

D4607

Thomas Wallace, Baron Wallace

by Charles Turner, published by Robert Cribb, after Theophilus Clarke
mezzotint, published 20 August 1801
NPG D4607

D4608

Thomas Wallace, Baron Wallace

by Charles Turner, published by Robert Cribb, after Theophilus Clarke
mezzotint, published 20 August 1801
NPG D4608

D4609

Thomas Wallace, Baron Wallace

by Charles Turner, published by Robert Cribb, after Theophilus Clarke
mezzotint, published 20 August 1801
NPG D4609

D1467

John Fitzgibbon, 1st Earl of Clare

by Charles Turner, after John Hoppner
mezzotint, published 1802
NPG D1467

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