|Artist||Charles Turner after Thomas Lawrence|
|Published||London, Published April 6, 1830, by Messrs. Colnaghi, Son & Co. Printsellers to His Majesty, Pall Mall East.|
|Dimensions||Image 302 x 234 mm, Plate 388 x 291 mm, Sheet 403 x 317 mm.|
Thomas Young (1773 - 1829) is known for his notable scientific contributions to a variety of fields, inlcuding those of vision, light, solid mechanics, energy, physiology, language, musical harmony, and Egyptology.
This final state of the print features the sitter holding a syringe in his right hand. In earlier states the sitter holds a pair of spectacles.
Charles Turner (1774-1857) was was an English mezzotint engraver and draughtsman. Hailing from Woodstock, Oxfordshire, Turner moved to London at the age of fifteen. He enrolled in The Royal Academy and, like many other engravers of the time, initially relied upon the patronage of wealthy and influential people. Turner had the considerable backing of the Marlborough family, for his grandmother had been a close companion of the Duchess. This relation led to important commissions. Turner would, for instance, engrave the Marlborough family portrait after the painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds. He was subsequently employed by the influential publisher John Boydell. Diversely gifted, Turner was as adept in the medium of mezzotint as he was in stipple and aquatint. This leant great scope to the subjects he could depict. Whether it was the engraving of Van Dyck or Rembrandt, or the topography of his namesake, Turner excelled.
Whitman - C. Turner 636, Burgess - Portraits in the Wellcome Institute 3249/3, O'Donoghue 567/2, Lennox-Boyd v/v
Ex.Col.: Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
Condition: Good impression, some discolouration to margins.