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Bettes, John, the elder (d. in or before 1570), portrait painter and wood-engraver, of whose parents nothing is known, was first recorded as carrying out decorative work for Henry VIII at Whitehall Palace, London, in 1531–3. A portrait of an Unknown Man in a Black Cap...

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Bockman, Gerhard (1686–1773), portrait painter and engraver, is believed to have been born in the Netherlands, at Amsterdam. He worked in Britain from at least 1711 until his death, painting and copying portraits, and engraving portraits in mezzotint after both his own work and that of others. Notable among his own works are a life-size, half-length portrait, ...

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Branwhite, Nathan Cooper (1774/5–1857), miniature painter and engraver, was born in St Albans, Hertfordshire, the eldest son of Peregrine Branwhite (bap. 1745, d. c. 1795), minor poet and shopkeeper of Lavenham, Suffolk. He trained as an engraver under Isaac Taylor, an engraver and draughtsman, but became established as a miniaturist working in watercolour on ivory, exhibiting thirteen miniatures at the ...

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Doughty, William (1757–1781/2), portrait painter and engraver, born in York on 1 August 1757, was baptized on 14 August 1757 at St Michael le Belfrey, the son of John Doughty, the keeper of a fishing-tackle shop, and his wife, Anne, née Kirby. At the age of fourteen he produced two etchings which have survived: portraits of ...

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Dunkarton, Robert (c. 1744–1811x17), engraver and portrait painter, was born in London about 1744. He was a pupil of the mezzotint engraver William Pether and was awarded a premium by the Society for the Encouragement of Arts in 1762. Initially he produced portraits in crayons, and he exhibited nine times at the ...

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Faber, John (c. 1695–1756), engraver and portrait and miniature painter, the son of John Faber (d. 1721), also an engraver, was born in Amsterdam about 1695. His family settled in England at some time before 1698 and a drawing by his father, dated 1704 and now in the ...

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Haughton, Moses, the younger (1773–1849), miniature painter and engraver, the son of William Haughton (1737–1769), a gun locksmith, and his wife, Elizabeth, was born on 7 July 1773 in Wednesbury, Staffordshire, where he returned as an adult to be rebaptized, on 20 October 1807. About 1790 he went to ...

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Charles Howard Hodges (1764–1837) self-portrait © Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

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Hodges, Charles Howard (1764–1837), portrait painter and mezzotint engraver, was born in London on 23 July 1764, the son of the miniature painter of the same name. He learned the rudiments of drawing from his father and at the age of fifteen he went to work in the studio of a family friend, the engraver, art dealer, and printseller ...

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Huquier, Jacques-Gabriel [James-Gabriel] [known as Huquier fils] (1730–1805), engraver and portrait painter, was born in Paris, the son of Marie-Anne Desvignes (d. 1775) and Gabriel Huquier (1695–1772). His father was a well-known painter, etcher, print publisher, printseller, and collector who played a crucial role in the publication of design drawings and artists' ...

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Jehner [later Jenner], Isaac (1750–1818), portrait painter and engraver, was born on 2 December 1750 in Queen's Head Court, Great Windmill Street, Westminster, London, the last of eighteen children (nine with each of two wives) of Johan Jehner (1700–1752). Born in Hesse-Cassel...

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Lamborn, Peter Spendlowe (1722–1774), engraver and miniature painter, was born at Cambridge, the son of John Lamborn (d. 1763) and his second wife, Elizabeth Susanna Spendlowe. He went to London to study engraving under Isaac Basire and while there probably also engraved for the publisher ...

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Le Blon [Le Blond], Jacob Christofel [Jakob Christoffel] (bap. 1667, d. 1741), miniature painter and colour-printmaker, was born at Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and baptized on 23 May 1667, the son of Christoff Le Blon (bap. 1639), bookseller, and Catharina Dorellin, the daughter of a confectioner. He was descended on his father's side from the engraving families of ...

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Martin, David (1737–1797), portrait painter and engraver, was born on 1 April 1737 in Anstruther Easter, Fife, the first of the five children of John Martin (1699/1700–1772), the parish schoolmaster of Anstruther Easter, and his second wife, Mary Boyack (1702?–1783). He was a pupil of the portrait painter ...

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Meyer, Henry Hoppner (1782/3–1847), portrait painter and engraver, was born in London and baptized on 10 February 1784 at St Paul's, Covent Garden, Westminster, London, the son of John Henry Meyer, engraver, and his wife, Elizabeth. He was the nephew of John Hoppner (1758–1810)...

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William Nicholson (1781–1844) by William Smellie Watson Collection Royal Scottish Academy; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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J. M. Gray

revised by Marshall Hall

Nicholson, William (1781–1844), portrait painter and etcher, was born at Ovingham, Northumberland, on 25 December 1781, and baptized there on 20 January 1782, the second of the four sons of James Nicholson, schoolmaster, of Ovingham, and his wife, Elizabeth Orton. His father was shortly afterwards appointed master of the grammar school in ...

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F. M. O'Donoghue

revised by Julia Nurse

Powle, George (fl. 1764–1771), etcher and miniature painter, was a pupil of Thomas Worlidge (1700–1766). Powle imitated his tutor's delicate and highly finished Rembrandtesque style of etching. Worlidge's series of plates from antique gems, issued in 1768, was to a large extent the work of ...

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Sherlock, William (c. 1738–1806), portrait painter and engraver, is said to have been born in Dublin, the son of a fencing master and prize-fighter. In 1759 he was a student in the St Martin's Lane Academy in London, also obtaining a premium from the ...

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