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Crawhall, Joseph [known as Joseph Crawhall the second] (1821–1896), wood-engraver and promoter of the arts, was born at West House, Newcastle upon Tyne, and baptized at All Saints', Newcastle, on 14 June 1821, the son of Joseph Crawhall the first (1793–1853), rope maker, well-known lover of the arts, local politician, and mayor of ...

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Cromek, Robert Hartley (1770–1812), engraver and literary entrepreneur, was born at Kingston upon Hull, the son of Thomas Cromek (d. 1802), stonemason, and Martha Hartley (d. 1811). When he was a young man his family moved to Manchester, where he briefly studied law but soon turned to literary and artistic pursuits. In 1788 he moved to ...