Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Duncan, Edward

DUNCAN, EDWARD (1804–1882), landscape-painter, etcher, and lithographer, born in London in 1804, first studied aquatint engraving under Robert Havell. In 1831 he became a member of the New Society of Painters in Water-Colours, and in 1848 was elected a member of the Old Water-Colour Society, where he exhibited ‘Shipwreck’ and the ‘Lifeboat’ in 1859 and 1860. Several of his aquatints were published by T. Gosden in the ‘Sportsman's Repository,’ among them ‘Pheasant-shooting’ and ‘Partridge-shooting.’ He died on 11 April 1882, and his remaining works were sold at Christie's on 11 March 1885; among the most finished drawings were ‘Loch Scavaig,’ ‘The Fisherman's Return,’ and scenery in England, Scotland, and Wales.

[Ottley's Dict. of Recent and Living Artists.]

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