John Laporte (Biographical details)

John Laporte (printmaker; painter/draughtsman; British; Male; 1761 - 1839)

Also known as

Laporte, John

Address

21 Winchester Row, Edgware Road, London (in 1806)

Biography

Topographical draughtsman and engraver; often published his own prints; not clear whether he was born in Ireland and was taught there by his master, John Melchior Barralet, a Huguenot from Dublin, or in London where Barralet taught from the 1770s. Became a member of the New Watercolour Society in 1834.

Bibliography

Basil Long, 'John Laporte, landcape painter and etcher', Walker's Quarterly, VII (1922), 3-58; see also K. Sloan, 'Noble Art', BMP, 2000, no. 103.