William Gravatt

Colonel of the Royal Engineers at Woolwich and watercolour artist (1771-1851)

William Gravatt was a Colonel of the Royal Engineers at Woolwich. He trained under Paul Sandby when he was Chief Drawing Master at the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich. He was promoted to Colonel after campaigns in the West Indies 1796-1797 and became Inspector at Woolwich. Gravatt's son, also called William, was a famous draughtsman and worked alongside Isembard Kingdom Brunel on many of his most ambitious projects.
  • Gender
    Male
  • Relationship
    Previous owner
  • Nationality
    British
  • Born
    1771
  • Place of birth
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Died
    1851
  • Place of death
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Cause of death
    Unknown or unrecorded
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