Robert Charles Bell (Biographical details)

Robert Charles Bell (printmaker; British; Male; 1806 - 1872)

Also known as

Bell, Robert Charles


Line and mezzotint engraver born in Edinburgh, pupil of John Bengho, studied with William Allan at the Trustees' Academy. He engraved several plates for the Royal Scottish Academy. he also reproduced the paintings of such important Victorian artists as William Mulready, David Wilkie and Thomas Faed for 'The Art Journal', from 1850 to 1872. The largest and most important plate he ever undertook was The Battle of Preston Pans, after Sir William Allan, upon which he was engaged at intervals for some years, and which he had only just completed at the time of his death. He died at 4 Preston Terrace, Edinburgh, on 5 September 1872.


R K Engen, 'Dictionary of Victorian Engravers, Prints Publishers and Their Works', 1979