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Engravings and Engravers

   

Early Engravers

This section is listed in approximately chronological order
but with exceptions - especially where links are made between engravers.

 

1.

Edinburgh has a long tradition of book publishing, extending into the 20th century.  Early engravers in Edinburgh included:

-   John Clarke (engraving,1690),
Archibald Bourden
(engraver by 1718), 
Robert Miln
(engraver by 1718),
Robert Woode
(engraver by 1718),
John Clerk (b. Penicuik 1728;  d. Edinburgh 1812) an amateur known as 'Clerk of Eldin.'

-   Richard Cooper (b.1705) worked with his apprentices 
Robert Strange
(b.1721) and 
Andrew Bell
(d.1809), proprietor of Encyclopedia Britannica published in Edinburgh in 1768

-   Andrew Bell (above) subsequently worked with his own apprentices
Francis Legat (1755-1809) and the topographical engraver, 
Alexander Robertson
(fl. late C18). 
 
[This is the first reference I have found to topographical work by Edinburgh engravers.]

 

2.

-   David Allan (b.1744, painter living in Edinburgh from 1780)  
was the first Scottish engraver to practice aquatint.

-   John Kay (b.1742 Dalkeith;  d.1826 Edinburgh) was a miniaturist, caricaturist and engraver.  Two large volumes of his caricatures of Edinburgh personalities have been published.

Smith and Brodie - after Kay

 Caricature of George Smith and Deacon Brodie after Kay

-   Alexander Robertson (above) then employed an apprentice,
Robert Scott (1777-1841) who produced copper engravings for books.  He produced many Scottish landscapes, including 12 views around Edinburgh.

-   Robert Scott (above) had sons who took up engraving and etching:
David Scott RSA,
etcher,  and 
William Bell Scott
,
engraver.

-   James Stewart (also painter, b.1791)
John Horsburgh
Douglas Hay
Thomas Brown
William Douglas and 
John Burnet
(above)  
were all pupils of Robert Scott
(above).

-   Francis Lamb (born in Leith, c.1775-1850)
John Beugho (
or Beugo)
(1759-1841) 
Edward Mitchell
( fl. early C19), and
produced engravings from paintings.  Beugho was a friend of Robert Burns whose portrait he engraved.

 

3.

Walter Geikie RSA (b. Edin 1795, d. Edin 1837) etcher, was also a painter and a draftsman.  He became deaf and dumb as the result of a fever

John Burnet (b. Fisherrow, 1784-1868)  was a well respected painter and engraver.  He moved to London in 1806, and continued to work until 1860.  He produced a number of large engravings after Wilkie (with whom he studied) and some after Turner.  The Tate Gallery and National Maritime Museum have his paintings in their collections.

William Howison ARSA (1798-1850 or 1851)
was educated at Heriot's Hospital.  He lived at 8 Frederick Street, engraved Sir George Harvey's paintings of Curlers and Covanenters' Communion.  

Robert Charles Bell (b. Edin 1806, d. Edin 1872) served his apprenticeship under John Beugho a the Trustees' Academy.  He was father of the painter, Robert P Bell

-   David Lizars (portrait engraver, d.1812)
was a pupil of Andrew Bell
(above).

Francis Croll  (b. Musselburgh 1827;  d. Edinburgh 1854) completed his apprenticeship under Robert Charles Bell.

  [Main sources:  Book of the Old Edinburgh Club, Vol 9John C Guy  +  Prints & Printmaking, Raymond Lister

 

Engravers and Engraving

Books

Modern Athens - 1829

Old & New Edinburgh - 1890

Other engravings

Early engravers

More recent engravers

Engravings and Engravers

Engravings - index

Processes

Engravings

Etchers etc

Photographers

A selection of  Engravings

 

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks