- Robert Bowyer
- Also known as
primary name: Bowyer, Robert
- individual; publisher/printer; painter/draughtsman; British; Male
- Life dates
- 68 Berners Street (1787-1790)
80, Pall Mall, London (1815)
Pall Mall, London (in 1793-January 1819, 1825; 'Historic Gallery, Pall Mall' in 1794 and 1800)
- Miniature painter and print publisher; proprietor of the Historic Gallery of paintings commissioned to be engraved to illustrate Hume's History (founded 1792, collapsed 1807 and sold by lottery, followed by auctioning the paintings). For the complete series, see 1858,1009.84 to 279 (arranged by painter).
A print of Charles I by William Sharp was published by 'Mr. Dixon Junr.' from the Historick Gallery, 87 Pall Mall in 1813. Presumably the name was familiar and the address continued the same for a time, despite the collapse of Bowyer's enterprise.
Also sometimes published in conjunction with Mary Parkes (q.v.).
Formed a personal extra-illustrated copy of Macklin's Bible with 6,300 extra plates (now in Bolton Public Library).
- T.S.R.Boase, 'Macklin and Bowyer', Journal of the Warburg & Courtauld Institutes, XXVI 1963, pp.148ff.
New Oxford DNB 2004 article by Deborah Graham-Vernon with notes on ms sources 1992
Ph.D. thesis on the Historic Gallery by R.W. Hutton, Chicago, 1992