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Charles Turner

(1773-1857), Engraver

Sitter in 2 portraits
Artist associated with 618 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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Samuel Prout, by Charles Turner - NPG 1245

Samuel Prout

by Charles Turner
grisaille pastel, circa 1836
NPG 1245

Charles Turner, by Charles Turner - NPG 1317

Charles Turner

by Charles Turner
chalk on canvas, 1850
NPG 1317

John Kirby, by Charles Turner, after  John James Masquerier - NPG D3437

John Kirby

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

John Kirby, by Charles Turner, after  John James Masquerier - NPG D3438

John Kirby

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

Thomas Sanders Dupuis, by Charles Turner, after  John Russell - NPG D36045

Thomas Sanders Dupuis

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

Thomas Sanders Dupuis, by Charles Turner, after  John Russell - NPG D1812

Thomas Sanders Dupuis

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

Adam Duncan, 1st Viscount Duncan, by Charles Turner, after and published by  Daniel Orme - NPG D35783

Adam Duncan, 1st Viscount Duncan

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

Adam Duncan, 1st Viscount Duncan, by Charles Turner, after and published by  Daniel Orme - NPG D35783

Adam Duncan, 1st Viscount Duncan

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

Henry Harington, by Charles Turner, after  Thomas Beach - NPG D2981

Henry Harington

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

Henry Harington, by Charles Turner, after  Thomas Beach - NPG D3228

Henry Harington

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

King Charles II, probably by Charles Turner, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D32292

King Charles II

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

Oliver Cromwell, by Charles Turner, after  William Faithorne, published by  Samuel Woodburn - NPG D28677

Oliver Cromwell

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

Robert Graham, by Charles Turner - NPG D34751

Robert Graham

by Charles Turner
mezzotint, early 19th century
NPG D34751

George Augustus Chichester, 2nd Marquess of Donegall, by and published by Charles Turner, after  John James Masquerier - NPG 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

Richard Meek, by Charles Turner, published by and after  Cornelius Linsell - NPG D38355

Richard Meek

by Charles Turner, published by and after Cornelius Linsell
mezzotint, early 19th century
NPG D38355

Thomas Wallace, Baron Wallace, by Charles Turner, published by  Robert Cribb, after  Theophilus Clarke - NPG D4607

Thomas Wallace, Baron Wallace

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

Thomas Wallace, Baron Wallace, by Charles Turner, published by  Robert Cribb, after  Theophilus Clarke - NPG D4608

Thomas Wallace, Baron Wallace

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

Thomas Wallace, Baron Wallace, by Charles Turner, published by  Robert Cribb, after  Theophilus Clarke - NPG D4609

Thomas Wallace, Baron Wallace

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

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