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L. H. Cust

revised by Antony Griffiths

Dudley, Thomas (fl. 1678–1679), etcher, signs himself on one plate as 'quondam condicipulus W. Hollar' ('a former pupil of Wenceslaus Hollar'), and his plates are etched in a manner resembling, but greatly inferior to, his master's style. His most important work was a series of twenty-six etchings executed in 1678–9, representing the life of ...

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Dyck, Sir Anthony [formerly Antoon] Van (1599–1641), painter and etcher, was born on 22 March 1599 at the house Den Berendans (the Dancing Bear) in the Grote Markt in Antwerp, and baptized there the following day in the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk. He was the seventh of the twelve children of ...

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Sir Anthony Van Dyck (1599–1641) self-portrait, c. 1632–3 private collection; Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Goupy, Joseph (b. 1678x89, d. before 1770), painter and etcher, was born in London between 1678 and 1689. His parents are unknown, but he was a pupil of his uncle, the French painter Louis Goupy. He was also related to William Goupy, a ...

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Griggs, Frederick Landseer Maur (1876–1938), etcher, illustrator, and architect, was born on 30 October 1876 at 21 High Street, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, the eldest of four children of Frederick Griggs (1849–1926) and his wife, Jemima Elizabeth (Mimie; 1852–1900), daughter of Thomas Bailey, hatter. His parents were Baptists; his father, a baker and confectioner, was a deacon of the church, while his mother gave ...

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(Imre) Anthony Sandor Gross (1905–1984) self-portrait, c. 1925 [Self-Portrait in a Fez] © reserved; Belgrave Gallery, London & St Ives

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S. C. Hutchison

revised by Robin Herdman

Gross, (Imre) Anthony Sandor (1905–1984), painter and etcher, was born in Dulwich, London, on 19 March 1905, the elder child and only son of Alexander Gross, formerly Grosz (1880–1958), a naturalized British subject of Hungarian origin who had settled in the London area as a map publisher, and his wife, ...

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Wenceslaus Hollar (1607–1677) self-portrait, 1647 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hollar, Wenceslaus (1607–1677), etcher, was born in Clothmakers' Street, Prague, Bohemia, on 23 July 1607, the eldest of the three sons of Jan Hollar (d. 1630), an official of the land registry in Prague, and his wife, Marketa (d. c.1613)...

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Worlidge, Thomas (1700–1766), portrait painter and etcher, was born in Peterborough, the son of Richard Worlidge, a lawyer. By the early 1740s he had settled into a working life divided between London and Bath. He received his earliest artistic training from the Genoese émigré ...