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Abraham Tovey, master gunner N100003

Abraham Tovey, master gunner N100003


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Filename: N100003.jpg

Size: 3131 x 5800 (14.0MB)

Date: 24th February 2010

Source: Historic England

Credit: Historic England Photo Library

Copyright Status: Copyrighted Work

Source: English Heritage Images

Job Title: Artist

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Abraham Tovey, master gunner N100003

Tresco, Isles of Scilly. Reconstruction drawing by Nick Hardcastle of Abraham Tovey, master gunner c.1740. A civilian Board of Ordnance officer responsible for the care of guns and munitions

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Media ID 1956403

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Georgian Graphic Illustration


EDITORS COMMENTS
This print showcases a remarkable reconstruction drawing by the talented artist Nick Hardcastle. The subject of this illustration is none other than Abraham Tovey, an esteemed master gunner from the 18th century. With meticulous attention to detail, Hardcastle brings Tovey back to life in this graphic depiction. Tovey's significance becomes apparent as we delve into his role within the civilian Board of Ordnance. As a master gunner, he held a crucial responsibility for the maintenance and preservation of guns and munitions during that era. This reconstruction drawing offers us a glimpse into his world, allowing us to envision Tovey diligently carrying out his duties on the picturesque island of Tresco in Isles of Scilly. The Georgian period comes alive through Hardcastle's skillful artistry, capturing not only Tovey's likeness but also evoking the ambiance and style of that time. Every stroke conveys a sense of history and authenticity, transporting viewers back to an era filled with intrigue and innovation. Historic England presents this extraordinary piece as part of their collection, celebrating our rich heritage through visual storytelling. It serves as both an educational tool and a testament to the craftsmanship behind historical reconstructions. Nick Hardcastle's artwork beautifully encapsulates Abraham Tovey's legacy as a dedicated officer serving under the Board of Ordnance. Through this stunning illustration, we are reminded once again how art has the power to breathe life into forgotten stories from our past.

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