Key to H. P. Parker's Picture of "Grace Darling", engraved by C. G. Lewis

Method Etching
Artist Charles George Lewis after Henry Parlee Parker
Published London: Published March 31st. 1840, by Ackermann & Co. 96, Strand.
Dimensions Image 148 x 201 mm, Plate 175 x 227 mm, Sheet 180 x 242 mm
Notes Inscription beneath image reads: Interior of Longstone Lighthouse, at the Fern Islands, with the Survivors from the Wreck of the Forfarshire, Steam Packet _ Sept.r 1838.

Charles George Lewis (1808 - 1880) was a British line, stipple, mezzotint engraver and etcher. Born in Middlesex, he was the son and pupil of Frederick Christian Lewis, brother of John Frederick and Frederick Christian Jr. He signed some proofs of collaborations with his father Frederick Christian. Lewis is best known for his numerous engravings after Edwin Landseer (from 1837).

Henry Perlee Parker (1795–1873) was a British artist, mainly of historical subjects. He was trained by his father Robert Parker, a teacher of marine and mechanical drawing. In 1817 he began exhibiting in London at the British Institution, and shortly afterwards made the acquaintance of Thomas Miles Richardson. They set up in 1822 'The Northumberland Institution for the Promotion of the Fine Arts,' of which Richardson was treasurer and Parker secretary. In 1840 he was appointed drawing-master at Wesley College, Sheffield. On the death of his first wife in 1844 he moved to London, and, having remarried, he survived his second wife, and died in 1873. He had fourteen children.

Ex. Col.: Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd

Condition: Trimmed close to plate mark and tipped to album page.
Framing unmounted
Price £70.00
Stock ID 29413