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Robert Dunkarton
Dates: British, 1744 - about 1815
Biographical Account:

Dunkarton was the pupil of artist and engraver William Pether. Initially Dunkarton became a portrait artist, exhibiting his crayon works at the Society of Arts and also at the Royal Academy in London. 


Following Pether’s example, Dunkarton became a specialist in mezzotint engraving and etching and became a popular choice for engraving, etching and creating mezzotints of popular portraits for mass production. Though he primarily was a portrait engraver, he also engraved other subjects and created several mezzotints towards JMW Turner’s ‘Liber Studiorum’ series.


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