John Burnet (March 1781 or 20 March 1784 – 29 April 1868) was a Scottish engraver and painter.
Son of the Surveyor-General of Excise of Scotland, Burnet was born either in Edinburgh in 1781 or in Fisherrow in 1784. He was apprenticed to the engraver Robert Scott and later trained at the Trustees Academy.
He engraved copies of paintings of several notable portraits and artists.
- 1817 line engraving of Thomas Bewick after James Ramsay
- 1820 line engraving of Thomas Moore after Sir Martin Archer Shee
- 1828 line engraving of Thomas Campbell after Sir Thomas Lawrence
- 1839 mixed-method engraving of the Duke of Wellington
- 1846 mixed-method engraving of Sir Edwin Landseer's painting 'The Challenge.'
Media related to John Burnet at Wikimedia Commons
- National Maritime Museum, images of his paintings
- The National Portrait Gallery, images of his engravings