English Etchers: Robert Seymour, Havell Family, Bryan Ingham, Robert William Buss, Raymond Ray-Jones, Francis Seymour Haden, Mortimer M

9781155906799: English Etchers: Robert Seymour, Havell Family, Bryan Ingham, Robert William Buss, Raymond Ray-Jones, Francis Seymour Haden, Mortimer M

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 38. Chapters: John Sell Cotman, Robert Seymour, Charles West Cope, Orovida Camille Pissarro, William Collins, Mortimer Menpes, Havell family, Bryan Ingham, Alphonse Legros, Robert William Buss, Francis Jukes, Pierce Egan the Younger, William Hole, Francis Seymour Haden, Raymond Ray-Jones, Walter Greaves, Thomas Girtin, Frederick Whitehead, Robert Streater, Cecilia Lucy Brightwell, Edward Thomas Daniell, William Marlow, William Payne, Nelson Dawson, Ernest Stephen Lumsden, Salomon van Abbé, Gerald Brockhurst, Harriet Gouldsmith, Benjamin Duterrau, Robert Austin, Arthur James F. Bond, Alfred J. Bennett, Charles Norris, Henry Rushbury, Francis Barlow, Richard Sass, Arthur Henderson Hall, Anna Airy, Thomas Allen, Sidney Tushingham, Horatio Joseph Lucas, Gillian Stroudley, George Bickham the Younger. Excerpt: Robert Seymour (1798-1836) was a British illustrator. Seymour is known for his illustrations of the works of Charles Dickens and for his caricatures. An 1829 political caricature of Thomas Peel by Robert SeymourSeymour was born in Somerset, England in 1798, the second son of Henry Seymour and Elizabeth Bishop. Soon after moving to London Henry Seymour died, leaving his wife, two sons and daughter impoverished. In 1827 his mother died, and Seymour married his cousin Jane Holmes, having two children, Robert and Jane. Robert Seymour died on 20 April 1836. After his father died, Robert Seymour was apprenticed as a pattern-drawer to a Mr. Vaughan of Duke Street, Smithfield, London. Influenced by painter Joseph Severn RA, during frequent visits to his uncle Thomas Holmes of Hoxton, Robert's ambition to be a professional painter was achieved at the age of 24 when, in 1822, his painting of a scene from Torquato Tasso's Jerusalem Delivered, with over 100 figures, was exhibited at the Royal Academy. He was commissioned to illustrate the wo...

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