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Angier [Angiers], Paul (1723–1757), engraver and printseller, was born on 27 November 1723 and baptized in Southwark, London, on 3 December, the son of William Angier (d. 1729), a draper of Cheapside, and his wife, Elizabeth. In 1739 he was apprenticed to the engraver and printseller ...

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Bickham, George (c. 1704–1771), engraver and printseller, the son of the engraver George Bickham (1683/4–1758) and his wife, Elizabeth, was probably born about 1704 in London. He trained as an engraver and became one of the most vibrant, energetic, and enigmatic figures in the ...

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John Boydell (1720–1804) by Sir William Beechey, 1801 Guildhall Art Gallery, Corporation of London

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Boydell, John (1720–1804), engraver and printseller, the eldest of the seven children of Josiah Boydell (1691–1757?), surveyor and land steward, and his wife, Mary (1693/4–1777), was born at Dorrington in Shropshire on 19 January 1720. Like other men of his day he was disinclined to lose a year of his life to the change in calendar, and so always gave the year of his birth in old style, as 1719....

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Bretherton, James (c. 1730–1806), engraver and printseller, may have been born about 1730 and must have married his wife, Sarah (fl. 1762–1773), by about 1755, since his son Charles (d. 1783) was signing prints in 1770. Nothing is known of his early life. He was settled in ...

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Bryer, Henry (d. in or before 1782), engraver and printseller, was apprenticed to the engraver and stationer Edward Ryland, for the premium of £50, in 1758. Apart from the Society of Arts' premium, for etching and engraving, which Bryer won in 1762, 1763, and 1764, little is known of the early stages of his career. We can assume that he completed his training about 1765 as it was in that year that he went into business with his master's son, ...

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Caulfield, James (1764–1826), author and printseller, was born in The Vineyard, Clerkenwell, on 11 February 1764, the son of a music engraver. He was brought up in Cambridge and educated by Christopher Sharpe, a print collector and amateur etcher who conveyed his passion to his pupil. In 1780 his father set ...

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Cooper, Edward (d. 1725), print seller, became the most distinguished print publisher of his generation and a leading figure in the art world. Nothing is known of his early life, but he first appeared as publisher of a portrait of Thomas Thynne in an advertisement in the ...

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Edward Cooper (d. 1725) by Peter Pelham, 1724 (after Jan van der Vaart) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Matthew Darly (c. 1720–?1778) self-portrait, pubd 1771 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Darly, Matthias (c. 1720–1780), designer and printseller, is of obscure origins: nothing is known of his parents or his early life. In 1735 he was apprenticed to the clockmaker Umfraville Sampson, implying that he was probably born about 1720. In 1749 he was one of several printsellers rounded up by the government for questioning about several satirical prints which ridiculed the ...

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Timothy Clayton and Anita McConnell

Dickinson, William (1746/7?–1823), engraver and printseller, is said to have been born in London; he might possibly have been the son of Joseph and Grace Dickinson, baptized at St Mary, Whitechapel, Stepney, on 6 May 1747. It is not known who taught ...

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Dodd, Thomas (1771–1850), printseller and author, was born in Spitalfields on 11 July 1771, the eldest child of Elizabeth Tooley, tailor, and her husband, Thomas Dodd, also a tailor. At the age of five he moved with his family across London, to settle in ...

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Du Bosc, Claude (b. 1682, d. in or after 1746), engraver and printseller, was born in France. His earliest prints were published in Paris by Gaspard Duchange; those for Duchange's Recueil de cent estampes représentant différentes nations du Levant (1714) are dated 1712 or 1713. ...

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Ede, Charles Richard Montague (1921–2002), publisher and dealer in art and antiquities, was born on 22 October 1921 at Dean Lodge, St George's Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, the eldest son of Colonel Bertram Montague Ede, farmer, and later director of overseas control (section F) of ...

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Evans, Edward (1789–1835), printseller, was probably born in London. He was the founder of a noted London print dealership which was eventually inherited by his two sons. Almost nothing is known of Evans's early life except that he trained as a compositor at the printers ...

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Timothy Clayton and Anita McConnell

Ford, Michael (d. 1765), painter and printseller, was a native of Dublin and a pupil of the mezzotint engraver and printseller John Brooks. Ford, who styled himself ‘painter’, commissioned a handful of prints in the mid-1740s from Andrew Miller and published them from an address in ...