Albin R. Burt

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Albin Roberts Burt (1 December 1783 – 16 March 1842) was an English engraver and portrait-painter. He 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 portraits. 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.

His nine-year-old son Nelson Burt drowned during the River Mersey hurricane of 1822, and is buried at St Lawrence's Church, Stoak.[1]


  1. ^ "Gravestone of Nelson Burt". Retrieved 31 October 2014. 

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainFagan, Louis Alexander (1886). "Burt, Albin R.". In Stephen, Leslie. Dictionary of National Biography 07. London: Smith, Elder & Co.