Mary Dawson Turner

British
Mary Dawson Turner & John Sell Cotman Thomas Sharp, 1770 - 1841. Antiquary Unknown

Biography

Born 1774
Died 1850
Nationality British

Mary Dawson Turner was an English artist best known for her portraiture and etchings. She studied under engraver William Camden Edwards, and they collaborated on several works. In 1796 the artist married banker and botanist Dawson Turner. Taking an interest in botany, she illustrated botanical publications, but her real artistic strength lay with portraiture. She created various collections of etched portraiture alongside depictions of architecture and landscape, illustrating her husband’s recorded account of a tour of Normandy.