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Belgian, 18th century, male.

Active in Brussels.

Draughtsman, engraver, goldsmith.

Grondoni published two notebooks of sketches (of medallions, boxes, sword-handles) for silversmiths.

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British, 18th century, male.

Active in London at the beginning of the 18th century.

Medallist, engraver (etching/burin), draughtsman. Architectural views.

Sutton Nicol worked mainly for bookshops and produced a large number of plates. His best works are etchings. In 1725 he published Prospects of the Most Considerable Buildings about London...

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British, 18th century, male.

Born 1721, in London; died 6 February 1786, in London.

Painter, illustrator, designer, draughtsman.

Samuel Wale was initially apprenticed to a silversmith engraver. He went on to enrol at St Martin's Lane Academy and to study subsequently under Frank Hayman. He painted a number of ceilings in the manner of Hayman, but was predominantly an illustrator. Wale was one of the founder members of the Royal Academy and, later, its first pensioner. He lived in the same house as the architect John Gwyne and the two men collaborated on preliminary drawings for the decoration of St Paul's Cathedral. Wale exhibited in London ...

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Shearer West

English draughtsman, illustrator and painter. In 1735 he was apprenticed to a goldsmith; he studied at the St Martin’s Lane Academy, London, where he was influenced by Gravelot. He worked briefly as a decorative painter in partnership with Francis Hayman, presenting topographical roundels of Christ’s Hospital...