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Gendall, John (1790 - 1865), draughtsman, painter

Felicity Owen

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online January 1998 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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English draughtsman and painter. He began his working life as a servant to James White of Exeter who, recognizing Gendall’s drawing talent, sent him with introductions to London in 1811. He worked for the bookseller and publisher Rudolph Ackermann on experiments in lithography and became the firm’s draughtsman for aquatint engravings. Gendall made a series of London views, published as aquatints between 1817 and 1819. From 1820 he excelled in watercolour drawings, some taken

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