Henry Edward Dawe (1790-1848), Painter and printmaker
Artist associated with 60 portraits
The son of engraver Philip Dawe, and the brother of portraitist George Dawe. Initially taught by his father, he then studied at the Royal Academy schools. In 1824, he exhibited two engravings of Russian military leaders, after portraits by his brother George, at the Society of British Artists. They were exhibited later that year at the Imperial Academy of Arts in St Petersburg, after which Dawe was appointed 'naznachennyi' (associate). He spent several years working with his brother in St Petersburg making further engravings of his portraits. Dawe returned to London in 1827, where he continued engraving in line and mezzotint, producing works after a wide range of past and contemporary artists.