The People of Gibraltar
1846 - Captain J.M. Carter

I know very little about John Money Carter other than that he was an amateur artist and military man stationed in Gibraltar in the middle of the nineteenth century. He married Jane Ferguson, 6th daughter of the 8th Lord Elibank in Edinburgh and while he was still only a lieutenant in the 1st Foot regiment. He came from a military family and his father was a colonel in the same regiment as he was.

He attained the rank of Captain while in Gibraltar and in 1846 he published a book called Select Views of the Rock and Fortress of Gibraltar. It consisted largely of his many pictures of the Rock engraved by the lithographer Thomas Coleman Dibdin. It was dedicated to the Army and Navy of Great Britain.

Carter exhibited his work at the Royal Academy, The British Institute and the Royal Society of British Artists. Today his work is much sought-after.

Water Carriers in the Alameda ( Detail ) 

The Esplanade 

Grand Parade - Alameda

Alameda Gardens - Wellington

Alameda Gardens

Garison Library Reading Room

South Barracks from Rosia Bay

The Alameda

The Saluting Battery

View from Getares

View from Guadarranque

St Michael's Cave

The Esplanade

Saluting Battery - Ragged Staff to Jumpers

View of the New Mole and Mount Abyla