#PeltroWilliamTompkins (1759-1840) was an English engraver. The son of a landscape painter with a brother who also specialised as a draughtsman and aquatint engraver of course he followed into the family tradition. Tompkins studied under the great #FrancescoBartolozzi working in the dot and stipple genre. He was renowned for his skill and was hired as drawing-master to the daughters of George III. He was appointed historical engraver to the queen.
Tompkins established himself as a print publisher but several overly ambitious projects left him with financial difficulties. His engravings vary from portraits, to prints of other artists works. He copied artists like Charles Ansell, Angelica Kauffmann, Raphael, and Sir Joshua Reynolds. The hand-coloured engraving to the left is after Sir Joshua Reynolds. The British Museum has a slightly different version of this print which they accredit to being after John Russell?
I include the title and credits for your perusal. They are quite clear as to who the artists were as well as the title of the piece. An absolutely beautiful engraving by a man who had masterly skills as an engraver.