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William Blake (1757–1827) by Thomas Phillips, 1807 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Blake, William (1757–1827), engraver, artist, and poet, was born on 28 November 1757 at 28 Broad Street, Soho, London, the third son of James Blake (1723?–1784), a hosier, and his wife, Catherine, née Wright (1723–1792), the widow of Thomas Armitage. Blake had four brothers, ...

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Clennell, Luke (1781–1840), artist and wood-engraver, was born on 8 April 1781 at Ulgham, near Morpeth, Northumberland, and baptized there on 11 May, the second of the seven children of John Clennell, farmer. His powerful natural gifts as a draughtsman were evident from an early age. After attending ...

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Cooke family (per. c. 1800–1865), engravers, artists, and publishers, came to prominence with William Bernard Cooke (1778–1855), who was born in Charles Street, Hatton Garden, London, the son of a German immigrant confectioner from Frankfurt am Main, Johann Bernhard Guck, who changed his name to ...

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Hassall, Joan (1906–1988), artist and wood-engraver, was born on 3 March 1906 at 88 Kensington Park Road, Notting Hill, London, the only daughter and elder child of John Hassall (1868–1948), painter and illustrator, and his second wife, Constance Maud (1878–1950), daughter of the ...

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Loggan, David (bap. 1634, d. 1692), artist and engraver, was born in Danzig, Poland, where he was baptized in the Calvinist church of St Peter and St Paul on 27 August 1634. He was the only son of John Loggan (b. 1608)...

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