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Drapentier, Jan (fl. 1674–1713), engraver, was the son of D. Drapentier or Drappentier, a native of Dordrecht, Netherlands, who engraved some medals commemorative of the great events connected with the reign of William and Mary, and also a print with the arms of the governors of ...

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Gheeraerts, Marcus, the elder (b. c. 1520/21, d. in or after 1586), painter and etcher, was born in Bruges, Flanders, the son of Egbert Gheeraerts, painter, who joined the Guild of St Luke at Bruges in 1516, at which date he was apparently childless, and ...

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Grignion, Charles (bap. 1721, d. 1810), engraver and draughtsman, was born at the King's Arms and Dial in Russell Street, Covent Garden, the son of the Huguenot watchmaker Daniel Grignion (1684–1763) and his wife, Eleonor, and baptized at the French church, Savoy, Westminster...

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Josi, Christian (1768–1828), printmaker and art dealer, was born in Utrecht, Netherlands, on 27 March 1768 and baptized the same day, the son of Christiaan Josi and Bertje van Doren, of whom nothing else is known. In 1784 he entered the Renswoude Institute...

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Passe, Simon de (1595–1647), engraver, was born in Cologne, the son of Crispijn de Passe (1564–1637) and his wife, Magdalena de Bock (1555–1635). Crispijn de Passe, born in Arnemuiden in Zeeland, was a prominent engraver, draughtsman, and print publisher who obtained his training in ...

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Simon, John (1675–1751), mezzotint engraver, was born into a Huguenot family in Normandy and is said to have belonged to an artist family connected with the protestant church at Charenton, near Paris. After training in Paris as a line engraver he moved to ...

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Vivares, Francis (1709–1780), landscape engraver, was born on 11 July 1709 in St Jean-du-Bruel, north of Montpellier, the third son of Jean Vivares, who abjured his protestant faith to remain in France. At two years old Francis was sent to Geneva and then, aged eighteen, to ...