William Sherlock (c. 1759-1806), La Grange,
água-forte s/ papel, no seu estado primitivo a negro, gravado segundo desenho original de Jean Pillement, datada de 1761, c/ indicação de pertença (José Antº L. Reçano ?), representando cena em ambiente campestre, c/ figuras humanas diversas e animais. Emoldurada (moldura em madeira e gesso dourados)
escola inglesa, séc. XVIII
Estado de conservação: ligeira perda de textura do papel nas margens e de algum texto da legenda, marca de vinco na margem; restaurada e protegida por cartão s/ ácido.
"SHERLOCK, WILLIAM (fl. 1759–1806), portrait-painter and engraver, is said to have been the son of a prize-fighter, and to have been born at Dublin. In 1759 he was a student in the St. Martin's Lane academy in London, and in that year obtained a premium from the Society of Arts. He at first studied engraving, and was a pupil of J. P. Le Bas at Paris. There he engraved a large plate of ‘The Grange,’ after J. Pillement, published in 1761; he also engraved the portrait heads for Smollett's ‘History of England.’ Subsequently Sherlock took to painting portraits on a small scale, both in oil and watercolours, and miniatures. He was a fellow of the Incorporated Society of Artists, and their director in 1774, exhibiting with them from 1764 to 1777. From 1802 to 1806 he exhibited small portraits at the Royal Academy. He also practised as a picture-cleaner, and was a skilled copyist." A miniature portrait by him of "Sir John A. Stevenson," signed and dated 1805, is in the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Redgrave's Dict. of Artists, Graves's Dict. of Artists, 1760–1893
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