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British, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1763, in Exeter; died 1851.

Painter, watercolourist, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator. Landscapes with figures, natural history (animals/insects).

John White Abbott took up painting initially as a hobby but became well known for his landscapes with animals and human figures. He was particularly influenced by the lesser Dutch masters, notably Peter de Laes. His work sufficiently impressed contemporaries such as Sir Joshua Reynolds and Benjamin West that they urged him to exhibit at the Royal Academy, and he submitted work to the Academy between ...

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American, 18th – 19th century, male.

Active in Exeter, USA, from 1770 to 1810.

Engraver. Ex-libris plates.

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Flemish School, 18th century, male.

Engraver (line-engraving).

Joannes Aerts was a member of the guild in 1752. He is credited with an engraving entitled Satyr Carrying a Basket of Books.

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Dutch, 18th century, male.

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

Engraver. Frontispieces.

Arnout van Aken was the brother of Joseph van Aken. He is known to have engraved frontispieces for plays and other small publications for London booksellers.

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American, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1773, in Charleston (South Carolina); died 1846, in Philadelphia.

Engraver (line-engraving), illustrator.

James Akin was born in South Carolina, but moved first to Philadelphia and then to Newburyport and Salem in Massachusetts. Among his works are a portrait of ...

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Alard  

French, 18th century, male.

Engraver, illustrator.

Illustrated the Fables of La Fontaine using drawings by Oudry, c. 1776.

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German, 18th century, male.

Engraver.

He provided Berlin booksellers with engravings that attracted no great interest. He is thought to be the same person as the 18th-century engraver C. Albrecht who did the engraving of Leopold, prince of Anhalt-Dessau, wearing armour.

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Italian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Active at the end of the 18th century and at the beginning of the 19th century.

Engraver, illustrator.

Aliprandi was a line and stipple engraver and illustrator who engraved a number of Fragonard subjects, together with scenes of the Revolution (in the manner of Le Barbier) and several portraits of Louis XVIII (after A. du Morrona). He also illustrated the Venice Almanach of ...

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British, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1785; died 8 April 1851.

Painter, watercolourist, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator. Portraits, genre scenes, hunting scenes (hunting with hounds), sporting subjects.

Henry Alken showed two portraits at London's Royal Academy in 1801 and 1802. Alken was first and foremost a painter of hunting and sporting subjects. In ...

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American, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1775, in New York; died 17 January 1870, in New Jersey.

Engraver, draughtsman, illustrator.

Alexander Anderson, the son of a Scotsman, was the first person to practise wood engraving in the USA. He first studied medicine and qualified as a doctor in ...

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British, 18th century, male.

Born in Scotland; died at the beginning of the 19th century.

Engraver, illustrator.

John Anderson was a pupil of Bewick. As a woodcut engraver, he illustrated the poem Grove Hill and an edition of the Letters of Junius. According to Redgrave, John Anderson was an accomplished engraver who nonetheless gave up his vocation to embark on a speculative venture in Europe....

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Swedish, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1773; died 10 September 1857, in Stockholm.

Engraver (line-engraving), illustrator.

Samuel Anderson worked mainly as an illustrator, but also as an engraver of views and portraits. He became the engraver and type-founder at the national bank of Sweden, a post he filled until his death....

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Mark Jones

(b Bordeaux, Nov 4, 1761; d Paris, Dec 10, 1822).

French medallist, engraver and illustrator. He was first apprenticed to the medallist André Lavau (d 1808) and then attended the Académie de Peinture et de Sculpture in Bordeaux. In 1786 he travelled to Paris and entered the workshop of Nicolas-Marie Gatteaux. His first great success was a large, realistic and highly detailed medal representing the Fall of the Bastille (1789); because it would have been difficult and risky to strike, he produced it in the form of single-sided lead impressions or clichés, coloured to resemble bronze. The following year he used this novel technique again, to produce an equally successful companion piece illustrating the Arrival of Louis XVI in Paris. Andrieu lay low during the latter part of the French Revolution, engraving vignettes and illustrating an edition of Virgil by Firmin Didot (1764–1836). He reappeared in 1800, with medals of the Passage of the Great St Bernard...

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French, 18th century, male.

Active in Londonc.1749.

Engraver.

Paul Angier, who was probably French, lived when young in London, where Heinecken says he studied with John Tinney. He was at first much employed by booksellers, for whom he made small plates, mostly of landscapes. His work includes: a ...

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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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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1754, in Paris; died 1823.

Engraver (burin), illustrator.

A pupil of Augustin de Saint-Aubin, Jean-Louis Anselin engraved historical and genre scenes, and illustrated the poetry of Parny and Bertin. He entered the school for sponsored students at the Académie on ...

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British, 18th – 19th century, male.

Died c. 1817, in London.

Draughtsman, engraver (burin), illustrator.

Van Assen worked in England at the end of the 18th century and in the early years of the 19th. He exhibited occasionally at the Royal Academy between 1788 and 1804...

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French, 18th century, male.

Born 1700, in Paris, in 1704 according to some sources; died 1757, in Paris.

Engraver, draughtsman, illustrator. Historical subjects, mythological subjects, portraits.

Michel Aubert was a skilful engraver of portraits, and specialised in this genre, as well as in historical and mythological compositions. He engraved after Watteau: ...

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French, 18th century, male.

Active in Paris.

Engraver (burin), draughtsman, illustrator.

In 1789, Jean Aubry illustrated a publication entitled: Botany Course for Children by S. A., duke of Orléans ( Le Cours de Botanique pour servir à l'Éducation des enfants de S. A. le duc d'Orléans...

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French, 18th century, male.

Born 1736, in Paris.

Engraver (burin), illustrator.

Pierre Laurent Auvray studied under Laurent Cars and worked in Paris and Basel, Switzerland. He produced several engravings after Fragonard, J. Bertaux, Chevalier Monnet and others. He also produced a number of illustrations for travellers' tales, and exhibited portraits, including those of Préville and of Lamette, the latter after Chevalier Monnet....