Charles Rogers (Biographical details)

Charles Rogers (collector; British; Male; 1711 - 1784)

Also known as

Rogers, Charles

Biography

Customs official; collector of master drawings and scholar. Author and publisher of 'A collection of prints in imitation of drawings', 2 vols 1778, containing numerous facsimiles of drawings in British collections, and the best art-historical text yet written in Britain.
The remains of his collection are in the Cottonian Collection, now in the Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery.

Bibliography

Sales Thomas Philipe, London, 18 March 1799 for 20 days (prints); 15 April 1799 for 8 days (drawings)
See Lugt 624-6
Antony Griffiths, 'Print Quarterly' X 1993, pp.19-36