Joseph Constantine Stadler (1755 – 1828) after Joseph Farington (1747 – 1821)

View of Greenwich and Down the River (1795)


Hand-coloured engraving

23 x 33 cm

Joseph Constantine Stadler was a prolific German émigré engraver of images after his contemporaries – here, 18th-century English landscape painter and diarist Joseph Farington. Stadler’s engravings are wide-ranging in subject matter and include landscapes, seascapes and portraits, as well as military, sporting and decorative subjects. Stadler was employed by the leading print publisher of the time, John Boydell. Stadler lived in Knightsbridge when he died at the age of 73.

Joseph Farington was born in Lancashire and went to study with Richard Wilson in London in 1763. In 1764, 1765, and 1766 he won “premiums” from the Society of Artists for his landscape drawing; he became a member in 1765. He joined the Royal Academy when it was founded in 1769 and was elected an ARA in 1783 and an RA in 1785. Farington contributed works to the Academy’s exhibitions every year until 1801, but only occasionally between 1801 and 1813. He was an active member of the Academy and sat on several important committees, including the one which determined where artworks would be hung during the exhibitions. In 1793 he became a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and helped establish the British Institution.

Condition: very good.

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