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Samuel Bellin

1799 – 1893

Samuel Bellin, printmaker and engraver, trained in England under James Basire the Younger before travelling to Rome, where he honed his drafting skills and made the acquaintance of JMW Turner and other artists. Returning to England in about 1834, he became a leading proponent of mezzotints. He engraved many narrative pictures, after popular painters of the day, and portraits, many of which are in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery, London.

Updated 2014