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Heath, Charles, 1785-1848
The Arrest [one of a pair of historical subjects]
Pencil and wash
4 7/8 X 7 1/8 inches
690 Miami Circle, NE. #905
Atlanta, GA 30324
An illustrator and engraver, Heath was the illegitimate son of the engraver James Heath. He exhibited at the Society of British (of which he was a member) and at the Royal Academy from 1801 to 1825. He engraved plates after his own work and after a number of popular artists, notably Benjamin West He is best known as a publisher of the illustrated travel “Annuals” of the 1830s, for whom a number of artists produced work.
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