GALLERY: Charles Heath

Starting out with landscapes, Charles Heath soon acquired fame for his wonderful engravings illustrating the various published English classics, while his figure and portrait work, too, was of great excellence.

Through time, Perkins Fairman & Heath morphed into Perkins Bacon & Petch. In 1839, that company was approached about creating a die for adhesive stamps. The printers commissioned Charles Heath to engrave the portrait of Queen Victoria. By that time, Charles was wont to delegate most of his work to either his sons or other employed engravers, because of his failing eyesight. For this particular engraving, Charles enlisted the help of his son Frederick.

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