Matthew Dubourg

fl. London 1808-38

“ D. was an accomplished reproduction engraver who besides numerous ills. worked a number of high-quality (color) aquatint etchings on sporting themes like hunts, horse races, driving coaches, and the like … For Orme, who was D.’s exclusive publisher between 1814 and 1821, D. reproduced in preference designs by James Pollard … D. works closely together with the engraver John Heaviside Clark; not only plates for aquatint series were worked jointly … but also the respective other’s designs reproduced ”

(Rudolf Feurer, Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon XXX [2001], p. 87).

“ I hereby confirm safe receipt of the two dias you so kindly sent us … Thank you so much for your kind help and splendid service ”

(Mrs. M. K., September 16, 2003)