Charles Ansell (painter)

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Charles Ansell
Born 1752
Nationality English
Known for Painting

Charles Ansell (born 1752), flourished towards the close of the 18th century was an English painter.


His name occurred only twice (1780 & 1781) in the catalogues of the Royal Academy. He was celebrated for his drawings of the horse, but also drew domestic subjects. His most celebrated work, Life and death of a Racehorse was engraved in a set of six plates by Francis Jukes, and published in 1784 by John Walker Carver & Printseller.[1]

Other works were The graces of archery or elegant airs, attitudes and lady traps and a six plate set The life of a horse.[2] Other works engraved by Peltro William Tomkins[3] were The English Dressing Room, The English Fire Side, The French Dressing Room' and 'The French Fire Side.[4][5]



  • Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainBryan, Michael (1886). "Ansell, Charles". In Graves, Robert Edmund. Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers (A–K). I (3rd ed.). London: George Bell & Sons.