Charles Catton 1790 Courtenay, Dudley & Ward

Catalog Number 51147
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Artist Biography:

Charles Catton [1728 1790], sometimes referred to as Charles Catton the elder, was born in Norwich, one of a family of thirty-five children, was apprenticed to a London coach-painter, and found time also for some study in the St. Martin's Lane academy. He is chiefly known as a landscape and animal painter, he is also known for his heraldry. Somewhat early in life he became a member of the Society of Artists, and exhibited various pictures in its galleries from 1760 to 1764. He shone in his own profession and received the appointment of coach-painter to George III, and was one of the founding members of the Royal Academy. Some years before his death he gave up the practice of art; he died at his house in Judd Place, New Road, London, on the 28th August 1798, and was buried in Bloomsbury cemetery.


1790, London


The English Peerage or a View of the Ancient & Present State of the English Nobility: to which is subjoined a Chronological account of Such Titles as have become Extinct from the Norman Conquest to the beginning of the Year 1790. These are a collection of fine & unusual engraved plates of over 200 illustrations of arms, drawn by Catton & engraved by F. Chesham



Plate No.:



Courtenay, Dudley & Ward

Print Method:

Lithograph on heavy woven paper; Professionally hand colored


Overall Excellent

Size of Print:

22.5 x 18.9 cm. approximately (8.86 x 7.44 in.)

Size of Leaf:

29.5 x 19.0 cm. approximately (11.61 x 7.48 in.)


Stephen, Leslie "Dictionary of National Biography" Vol. 9; Benezit, E. "Dictionaire Des Peintres Sculpteures Dessinateures et Graveurs" Vol. 2 p. 598

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