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A West View of Richmond etc. in Surrey from the Star and Garter on the Hill

Charles Grignion the Elder

A West View of Richmond etc. in Surrey from the Star and Garter on the Hill


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ArtistAugustin Heckel (1680-1770)
Artist / EngraverCharles Grignion the Elder (1701-1810)
TitleA West View of Richmond etc. in Surrey from the Star and Garter on the Hill
Datepublished 8 June 1752
MediumColoured engraving
Letteringbelow image: [left] A. Heckel Delin. [centre] Publish'd according to Act of Parliament June 8.th 1752 [right] Grignion Sculp.t / A West View of Richmond &c. in SURRY from the Star and Garter on the Hill. Vüe du Costé de l'Occident de Richmond &c dans SURRY prise de l'Enseigne de l'Etoile et la Jaretiere. / London Printed for & Sold by Rob.t Sayer at the Golden Buck opposite Fetter Lane Fleet Street & Hen.y Overton at the White Horse without Newgate.
PublishedRobert Sayer, the "Golden Buck", Fleet Street, London, Henry Overton, the "White Horse", without Newgate, London, 8 June 1752.
AcquisitionPurchased from Frank T Sabin, November 1962
LocationSenegal, Dakar, British Embassy
GAC number5964
 

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Augustin Heckel

German chaser, draughtsman and etcher of topographical views Augustin Heckel was born in Augsburg; the son of a chaser, who worked in gold and silver. (Chasers form designs by pressing into metal.) He too worked as a chaser in many of the major cities of Germany, enjoying success in that profession, before travelling to Paris and then moving to England. He also produced topographical views in watercolour, some of which were issued by publishers Thomas Bowles and Robert Sayer, including eight small plates of Richmond and its environs. He died at Richmond in 1770. His sister is also known to have engraved bible illustrations.

Charles Grignion the Elder

Charles Grignion the elder was born in London; the son of a watchmaker. He briefly studied in Paris, under French engraver and draftsman Jacques Philippe Le Bas, before continuing his training at Gravelot's drawing school in Covent Garden. He later worked mainly as a historical engraver and book illustrator. In 1748 he made the earliest engraving of a cricket match ‘from a Picture painted by Mr. Hayman’. He also produced architectural plates for William Chambers's ‘Designs for Chinese Buildings’ (published 1757) and for James Stuart and Nicholas Revett's ‘Antiquities of Athens’ (published 1762). In 1765 he became a member of the committee of the Society of Artists. Grignion worked into his late eighties, but died in poverty in Kentish Town.