John Heaviside Clark

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A ship's boat attacking a whale, hand-colored engraving from 1813
Fishing No. 1, drawing by Clark engraved in aquatint by Matthew Dubourg, 1813

John Heaviside Clark (c.1771–1863) was a Scottish aquatint engraver and painter of seascapes and landscapes. He was also known as Waterloo Clark, because of the sketches he made on the field directly after the Battle of Waterloo.[1]

Clark exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy between 1801 and 1832. He was the author of A practical essay on the art of Colouring and Painting Landscapes, with illustrations, published in 1807, and A practical Illustration of Gilpin's Day,[1] with thirty colour plates, based on monochrome studies representing different times of day by William Gilpin, in 1824.[2]

He died in Edinburgh in 1863.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Bryan 1886
  2. ^ "John Heaviside Clark (ca. 1770–1836) Lightning". The Morgan Museum. Retrieved 5 July 2012.


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