Burt, Albin R. (DNB00)

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BURT, ALBIN R. (d. 1842), engraver and portrait-painter, commenced life as an engraver, being a pupil of Robert Thew and Benjamin Smith, but finding himself unable to excel in this department, he took to painting heads. He exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1830, and died at Reading on 18 March 1842. A print of his represented Lady Hamilton, whom his mother knew when a barefooted girl in Wales, as ‘Britannia unveiling the bust of Nelson.’

[Redgrave's Dictionary of Artists, 1878.]

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