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British, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1752; died 1821.

Engraver, draughtsman, illustrator. Portraits, architectural views, topographical views.

William Angus studied under William Walker and went on to produce a large number of well-executed and pleasing prints of manor houses and family seats in England and Wales. Angus worked as an illustrator and was retained by various topographical publishers of the day. He engraved from his own drawings but also from originals by Shothard, Paul Sandby, Edward Daynes, George Samuel and other leading artists. He is remembered for a series of plates for ...

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Dutch painter, draughtsman, calligrapher and printmaker of German origin. He was the son of Gerhard Backhusz. (Backhusen) of Emden, and he trained as a clerk in his native town. Shortly before 1650 he joined the Bartolotti trading house in Amsterdam, where his fine handwriting attracted attention. He practised calligraphy throughout his life (examples in Amsterdam, Rijksmus.; Dresden, Kupferstichkab.; London, BM). During his early years in Amsterdam he also displayed his skilled use of the pen in drawings, mainly marine scenes, done in black ink on prepared canvas, panel or parchment. He probably derived this technique and subject-matter from Willem van de Velde (ii) the elder’s pen drawings of the 1650s. Bakhuizen continued to produce pen drawings until the 1660s, some depicting recognizable ships and existing views, such as his ...

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British, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1754, in Norwich, baptised 5 June 1754; died 21 or 6 December 1828, in Hatfield, in very reduced circumstances.

Engraver (etching and stippling), illustrator, printmaker, draughtsman. Portraits, architecture, mythology, religious subjects.

The son of John Baldrey the Elder, John Baldrey the Younger entered the Royal Academy School to study engraving in ...

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He was taught by his father, the sculptor and painter Josef Bergler the elder (1718–88), and, during his stay in Italy, by Martin Knoller in Milan and Anton von Maron in Rome. An accomplished portrait painter, he was employed as official painter by bishops and cardinals at Passau and painted a number of altarpieces in Austria and especially in Bohemia. He helped establish the ...

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British, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1719, in Dorrington (Shropshire); died 1804, in Cheapside, London.

Painter, engraver, illustrator. Landscapes, urban landscapes, architectural views.

Being the son of an engineer, John Boydell intended to follow the same career as his father. However, at the age of 20, he resolved to learn engraving. He went to London and trained under W.H. Toms, whose engraving ...

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British, 18th century, male.

Active in England.

Engraver, illustrator. Portraits, architectural views. Frontispieces.

Jacob Collins designed frontispieces for several books. He is known for his plates for the Theatre of Great Britain and a View of Lincoln Cathedral.

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Dutch, 18th century, male.

Born in Amsterdam; died 1729, in London.

Engraver.

Hendrik Hulsberg worked in London for booksellers. He mainly produced architectural engravings, as well as some portraits.

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French, 18th century, male.

Born 19 March 1715, in Paris; died 24 March 1759, in St Petersburg, Russia.

Painter, draughtsman, illustrator, engraver (etching). Religious subjects, mythological subjects, architectural views.

Le Lorrain studied under Dumont le Romain. He won first prize in painting in 1739, was approved by the Académie des Beaux-Arts on ...

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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.

Active still active in 1750.

Born 1723, in Rochester.

Engraver (burin), architect.

Remi Parr engraved views of London and portraits and was mainly employed by booksellers.