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Last NameClerk of Eldin    
Given NameJohn    
alt. NamesJ. C. of E. ;    
Year born1728 in Eldin, Scotland    
Year died1812    
Place of deathEldin, Scotland    
Father's occupationSir John Clerk of Penicuik, Bt, judge & political figure of some importance who took part in the negotiations leading up to the Acts of Union 1707.    
Relatives6 brothers & sisters, J.C.ofE. being the youngest    
Educationattended Dalkeith Grammar School where he was reputed to have been a keen scholar, enrolled at Univ.Edinburgh to study medicine,but turned to business    
Country of ActivityScotland, UK    
Worked forScottish geologist James Hutton: Theory of the Earth, with Proofs and Illustrations, vol.1, 1795: pl.    
PatronageThomas Coke, 1st Earl of Leicester; Duke of Bedford; Lord Oxburgh; Prince of Wales; Royal Geological Society, London (medal 1831); Trinity Coll.(LL.D)    
Collaboratorsfriend of geologist James Hutton, brother-in-law of architect Robert Adam, great-great-uncle of physicist James Clerk Maxwell    
Techniquesgeological & topographic drawing, engraving & etching, hand-colouring: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Smith_fossils2.jpg    
Sample(s)hypocentral.com/blog/2008/06/07/accretionary-wedge-10-geology-in-art-glen-tilt/ ; www.clerkofeldin.com/ ; www.artfact.com/artist/clerk-john-4sobff8ubb    
Archival sourceshttp://www.nationalgalleries.org/collection/artists-a-z/C/2943/artist_name/John%20Clerk%20of%20Eldin    
Published sourcesJohn Clerk, Lord Eldin & Bannatyne Club of Edinburgh: Etching called 'Etchings, Chiefly Views of Scotland by John Clerk of Eldin', Edinburgh 1825;     
otherScottish merchant, landowner, naval author, artist, geologist, amateur draftsman, etcher & antiquarian. He began to draw in the late 1740s, when introduced to draughtsman Paul Sandby, who was in Scotland under Board of Ordnance Survey 1746-51    

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