- Also known as
primary name: Robertson, Archibald
- individual; painter/draughtsman; printmaker; publisher/printer; British; Male
- Other dates
- 1777-1796 (fl.)
- Savill Row Passage, adjoining Squib's Auction Room
15 Charles Street, St. James's Square (from 1782)
- Landscape painter and aquatinter. His trade card in the Banks Collection (Banks,56.23) advertises "Archibald Robertson, Print-Seller and Drawing-Master, in Savill Row Passage, adjoining Squib's Auction Room Sells great variety of Italian, French and Dutch Prints and Drawings; Best Swiss Crayons, variety of Drawing Paper, Port Crayons, all sorts of Italian and French Chalks, Colour Boxes, the best black Lead and Hair Pencils, India Ink, Port-folios with or without Leaves, Ladies black Tracing Paper, and very fine Transparent Do. for Etching, with Copper Plates prepared for Do. Etching Needles &c. &c. &C. Visiting Cards Engraved in the most elegant manner; Great choice of Paper Hangings in the newest Taste. N.B. Sandby's works in Aqua Tinta, to be had complete. Prints Framed & Glazed, and Drawings neatly fitted up."
His first aquatints in 1777 were jointly published with Paul Sandby, from whom he evidently learnt aquatint. Sandby is said to have lived over Robertson's shop.
Sometimes called Lieutenant-General, but this is wrong as is the identification with the pseudonym 'Archibald Macduff' of James Barry's etchings (see sv Barry).