Tour Scotland Photograph Engraving By James Tibbetts Willmore


Tour Scotland photograph of a Highlanders engraving by James Tibbetts Willmore who often visited Scotland. James, born in September 1800 at Bristnal's End, Handsworth, then Staffordshire, now West Midlands, England, was an English engraver. At the age of fourteen Willmore was apprenticed to the Birmingham engraver William Radclyffe. In 1823 he went to London where he worked for Charles Heath for three years. He later worked on the plates of William Brockedon's Passes of the Alps and Turner's England and Wales. He engraved after Chalon, Leitch, Stanfield, Landseer, Eastlake, Creswick and Ansdell, and especially after Turner, from whose Alnwick Castle by Moonlight, The Old Téméraire, Mercury and Argus, Ancient Rome, and the subjects of the rivers of France, he executed many admirable plates. He was elected an associate engraver of the Royal Academy in 1843. He died on the 12th of March 1863.



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