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Charles Brome

1774 – 1801

Charles Brome, engraver, trained from the age of fourteen with the engraver Skelton in London and exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1798 to 1801. That year, he drowned while swimming, as he liked to do, in the Serpentine. Various journals reported his death, recording that ‘His manners were engaging and attractive, his mind grateful and affectionate, and his conduct correct and manly. As an artist, he gave promise of attaining future eminence. He drew accurately, and engraved in a clear and transparent style. His portrait of Mr Pitt, from Owen, is well marked, and a strong resemblance.’

Updated 2018