Title Engraver James Walker (circa 1760 – not earlier than 1823): Great Britain and Russia
Author email skvorea@mail.ru
About author Skvortcova, Ekaterina A. — Ph.D., St. Petersburg State University. 7–9 Universitetskaya embankment, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation, 199034.
In the section Russian Art of the 18th - Early 20th Century
Year 2014 Volume 4 Pages 447456
Type of article RAR Index UDK 762.13 Index BBK 85.14

The article off ers new facts about an eminent British engraver James Walker (circa 1760 – not earlier than 1823). The renowned British master came to Saint-Petersburg at the invitation of Catherine II and spent nearly 20 years in Russia (1784–1802). Basing on a newspaper “Sankt-Perburgskie Vedomosti” the author traces the ways he used to sell his prints in Saint-Petersburg. The materials of the newspaper also shed light on Walker’s collection of paintings and prints. The author attempts to explain the reasons of downturn in his creative activity as an engraver aft er his coming back to Britain and the desire to try his hand at writing. The article provides new information about joint works of Walker and his stepson J.A. Atkinson (1774 or 1776–1830), including their chef-d’oeuvre — “The Picturesque Representation of the Manners, Customs and Amusements of the Russian People” (1803, 1812).

Reference Skvortcova, Ekaterina A. Engraver James Walker (circa 1760 – not earlier than 1823): Great Britain and Russia. Actual Problems of Theory and History of Art: Collection of articles. Vol. 4. Eds: Svetlana V. Maltseva, Anna V. Zakharova. St. Petersburg, NP-Print Publ., 2014, pp. 447–456. ISSN 2312-2129.
Publication Article language russian
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