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Adams, Clement (c. 1519–1587), schoolmaster and map engraver, was born at Buckington, Warwickshire. He was educated at Eton between 1530 and 1536, and subsequently at the King's Hall, Cambridge. From 17 August 1536 he was tutored in classics, mathematics, and geometry at Cambridge...

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Aikman, George (1830–1905), painter and engraver, was born in Warriston Close, off the High Street, Edinburgh, on 20 May 1830, the ninth child of George Aikman, engraver, and Alison Mackay (d. in or before 1859), his wife. His father had been an engraver for ...

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George Allen (1832–1907) by Fred Yates, 1890 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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E. T. Cook

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Allen, George (1832–1907), engraver and publisher, was born on 26 March 1832 at Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, the son of John Allen, a publican, and his wife, Rebecca. He was educated at a private grammar school in Newark, and on his father's death in 1849 he was apprenticed for four years to an uncle (his mother's brother), a builder in ...

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Allen, James Baylis (1803–1876), engraver, was born in Birmingham on 18 April 1803. He was the son of a button manufacturer and, as a boy, he followed his father's business but about 1818 he was articled to his elder brother Josiah, a general engraver at ...

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Allen, James Charles (bap. 1790?, d. 1833), engraver, was the son of a Smithfield salesman and a native of London. Nothing else is known of his parentage or early life but he may perhaps be identified with James Charles, the son of William...

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Andrews, Henry Charles (fl. 1794–1830), botanical artist and engraver, is an elusive figure; little is known of his family background or education. He presumably received some artistic training before the mid-1790s, for his earliest engravings of plants are dated 1794; he may have been the ...

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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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R. E. Graves

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Armstrong, Cosmo (1781–1836), engraver, was born in Birmingham. He was a pupil of the landscape engraver Thomas Milton (c.1745–1827), with whom he remained for five years. Armstrong specialized in historical and landscape engraving in the line manner, his first important work being a series of plates for ...

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R. E. Graves

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Artlett, Richard Austin (1807–1873), engraver, was born on 9 November 1807 and baptized the following day at West Wittering, Sussex, the son of Richard Artlett and his wife, Mary, née Gadd. He was initially apprenticed to Robert Cooper, but finished his instruction under ...

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Thompson Cooper

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Ashby, Harry (bap. 1744, d. 1818), engraver, was baptized Harry on 8 April 1744 at Wotton under Edge, Gloucestershire, the second son of Robert Ashbee (c.1716–c.1799) and his wife, Sarah, née Gardiner (b. c.1715). Ashby was originally apprenticed to a ...

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Atkinson, John Augustus (1774x6–1830), painter and engraver, is of unknown parentage. He was taken as a boy aged eight or nine to St Petersburg by the mezzotint engraver James Walker, who may have been his uncle and who had accepted a post at the court of ...

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R. E. Graves

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Audinet, Philip (1766–1837), engraver, was baptized on 7 December 1766 at St Anne's, Soho, the son of Philip Audinet and his wife, Elizabeth. He was descended from a French family who emigrated to England at the revocation of the edict of Nantes. After having served his apprenticeship with the distinguished engraver ...

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Robert Sargent Austin (1895–1973) self-portrait, 1921 [Portrait of the Artist] © Copyright The British Museum

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Austin, Robert Sargent (1895–1973), engraver and watercolour painter, was born on 23 June 1895 at 14 Magazine Square, Leicester, the eldest of the three children of Robert Austin, a cabinet-maker, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Smith. Encouraged by his father, after leaving Lansdowne Road school...

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William Austin (1721/17331733–1820) by James Godby, pubd 1809 (after Edmund Scott) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Austin, William (1721/1733–1820), drawing-master and engraver, was apprenticed to George Bickham junior in 1747. This suggests that he was born about 1733, although he was said to have died aged ninety-eight, and a man named Austin was listed as an eminent painter in 1748. In 1756 ...

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Badeley, Henry John Fanshawe, Baron Badeley (1874–1951), civil servant and engraver, was born at Elswick, Newcastle upon Tyne, on 27 June 1874, the elder child and only son of Captain Henry Badeley (1842–1881), of Guy Harlings, Chelmsford, and his wife, Blanche (d...