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Bickham, George (1683/4–1758), engraver and writing-master, was born in London; he was said to have been seventy-four when he died in 1758. The son of John Bickham, whose wife was probably named Bridget, he occasionally used the initials G. J. and G. J. B....

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Buck, Samuel (1696–1779), topographical draughtsman, engraver, and print publisher, is usually said to have been born in Richmond, Yorkshire, though firm evidence of his birth place is lacking. Hauxwell, 4½ miles south of Richmond, has also been suggested. His father was living near ...

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Landseer, John George (1762/3–1852), engraver and antiquary, was born in Lincoln. Little is known of his childhood or family except that his father was a jeweller and that, at some point during his youth, the family moved to London, where Landseer was apprenticed to ...

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Vertue, George (1684–1756), engraver and antiquary, was born in the parish of St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, on 17 November 1684, the eldest child of Roman Catholic parents, James Vertue (d. 1711) and Mary Carter (c.1663–1743). His mother had been a servant in the household of the ...