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Dudley, Howard (1820–1864), wood-engraver and illustrator, born in Salisbury Square, Fleet Street, London, was the only son of George Dudley (d. 1827) of Tipperary and his wife, Sarah, daughter of Nathaniel Cove, coal merchant, of Salisbury Square. His parents were Quakers but his nurse surreptitiously arranged for his baptism in ...

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Hubert-François Gravelot (1699–1773) by Jean Massard (after Maurice-Quentin de La Tour) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Gravelot [formerly Bourguignon], Hubert-François (1699–1773), book illustrator and engraver, was born on 26 March 1699 at St Germain l'Auxerrois, Paris, the younger of the two sons of Hubert Bourguignon, a master tailor, and his wife, Charlotte Vaugon. He took the name Gravelot...

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Harvey, William (1796–1866), wood-engraver and book illustrator, was born on 13 July 1796 at Newcastle upon Tyne, where his father was keeper of the public vapour baths and swimming pool outside the west gate of the city wall. He was one of Thomas Bewick's...

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Francis Hayman (1707/88–1776) self-portrait, 1750 Exeter City Museums & Art Gallery

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Hayman, Francis (1707/8–1776), painter, engraver, and book illustrator, was born perhaps in Exeter, the elder of the two recorded children of John Hayman (d. 1713) and his wife, Jane Browne. He was apprenticed for the sum of £84 in 1718 to Robert Browne...

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Landells, Ebenezer (1808–1860), wood-engraver, illustrator, and magazine proprietor, was born at Newcastle upon Tyne on 13 April 1808 and was baptized there on 15 May, the third son of Ebenezer Landells, a merchant, and his wife, Jane Graham. His paternal grandfather ran a wholesale drapery business and his maternal grandfather was the ...

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Unwin, Nora Spicer (1907–1982), wood-engraver and illustrator, was born on 22 February 1907 in Tolworth, Surrey, the youngest, with her twin sister, Nancy, of five children of George Soundy Unwin (d. 1950) and Eleanor Mary, née Eady. The Unwin family had been involved in printing and publishing for several generations, founding a printing company (...