Rawle, Samuel (DNB00)

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RAWLE, SAMUEL (1771–1860), topographical engraver and draughtsman, was born in 1771, and practised in London. Commencing in 1798, he engraved many plates for the ‘European’ and ‘Gentleman's’ magazines, and later was employed upon some of the most important topographical publications of the time, such as Murphy's ‘Arabian Antiquities of Spain,’ 1816; Surtees's ‘Durham,’ 1816; Wilkinson's ‘Londinia Illustrata,’ 1819; Hakewill's ‘Tour in Italy,’ 1820; Dibdin's ‘Tour in France and Germany,’ 1821; and Whitaker's ‘Richmondshire,’ 1823. Rawle exhibited landscapes at the Royal Academy in 1801 and 1806. He died in 1860.

[Redgrave's Dict. of Artists; Royal Academy Catalogues; list of members of the Artists' Annuity Fund.]

F. M. O'D.