(c.1760 - 1803)
James Malton was active/lived in England, Ireland. James Malton is known for city structure aquatint engraving, watercolor painting.
Biography James Malton
James Malton (c.1760-1803)
The engraver*, watercolourist and draughtsman* James Malton is best known for his 'Picturesque and Descriptive View of the City of Dublin' - an outstanding series of 25 aquatint* engravings initially published between 1792 and 1799.
Believed to have been born in London around 1760, he was the son of the architectural draughtsman Thomas Malton (1726-1801), and moved with his father to Dublin in 1785, where he worked as a draughtsman for the famous architect James Gandon who designed the Customs House (1781-91), the Four Courts (1786-95) and the King's Inns (1795-1815). His tenure with Gandon was not a happy one, and Malton duly left to pursue his art.
In 1790 he exhibited two topographica
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