Thomas Malton (Biographical details)

Thomas Malton (printmaker; painter/draughtsman; British; Male; 1748 - 1804)

Also known as

Malton, Thomas


No.34, Rathbone Place, London (on trade card) Conduit Street, London (1783-1789) Greeat Titchfield Street, London (1791) Long Acre, Covent Garden, London (1796-1804)


Architectural watercolourist; teacher of Thomas Girtin and Joseph Mallord William Turner; also aquatinter, notably after his own designs of London views, and publisher of his own prints. Trade card in Heal Collection (Heal,56.8) and identical card in Banks Collection (Banks,56.14) advertise "Drawing Taught by T. Malton, No.34 Rathbone Place." Heal's annotations on mount: "Probably Thomas Malton the younger, architectural draughtsman, b.1748-d.1804, whose views of London streeets were usually drawn in Indian ink & tinted. D.N.B. gives three addresses viz: - Conduit Street 1783-1789, 1791 removed to Gt. Titchfield St. & finally in 1796 to Long Acre, where he died. Among his pupils were J.M.W. Turner & Tom Gastin. In 'The Memoirs of William Hickey' Vol.1.p:281 he speaks of taking drawing lessons from Mr. Thomas Malton in the year 1772. He also says 'This Mr. Malton has been for several years a cabinet-maker, having a large shop in the Strand which he gave up to devote himself to the study of various branches of mathematics & natural philosophy on which subjects he gave lectures in Poland St.' For Thomas Malton senior (see D.N.B.) b.1726-d.1801. He was the father of Thomas Malton junr."