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Charles Turner
Dates: British, 1773 - 1857
Biographical Account:

Turner was an apprentice of the engraver John Jones and also studied at the Royal Academy schools in London. By 1828 he became associate engraver at the Royal Academy and exhibited there throughout his life.


Turner specialised in, and became recognised for his mezzotint engraving. He was, however a successful engraver in different techniques, becoming ‘Engraver-in-Ordinary’ to the King, George III in 1812.


Many of Turner’s engravings were copies of portraits, but Turner was also great friends with the artist, JMW Turner who employed him to oversee and carry out a number of engravings for his ‘Liber Studiorum’ series as well as particular works from his other sets.

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