Born in 1825, Richard Samuel Chattock was a listed
printmaker, painter, and etcher, born in Warwickshire, England.
Initially trained as a solicitor like his father, he
took an interest in art in the late 1850's and began exhibiting his work in
the Royal Birmingham Society and the Royal Academy.
His most famous works were a portfolio of sixteen
etchings depicting the industrial landscape of the Black Country of England
(of which this etching is one of the group). The Black Country was the
industrial underbelly of the coal and iron district of South Stafforshire.
He died in 1906.
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