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John George Landseer (1762/33–1852) by Sir Edwin Landseer, c. 1848 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Landseer, John George (1762/3–1852), engraver and antiquary, was born in Lincoln. Little is known of his childhood or family except that his father was a jeweller and that, at some point during his youth, the family moved to London, where Landseer was apprenticed to ...

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Norton, Christopher (1738?–1799), engraver, painter, and antiquary, may have been the son of John and Susanna Norton baptized on 26 March 1738 at St Anne's, Soho, Westminster. From about 1755 he was a pupil of Peter Charles Canot, and in the later 1750s did the preliminary etching on several of ...

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Strutt, Joseph (1749–1802), antiquary and engraver, was born on 27 October 1749 at Springfield Mill, near Chelmsford, Essex, the youngest of five children of Thomas Strutt (d. 1751), a wealthy miller, and his wife, Elizabeth (1727–1780), daughter of John Ingold, also a miller, of ...

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Vertue, George (1684–1756), engraver and antiquary, was born in the parish of St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, on 17 November 1684, the eldest child of Roman Catholic parents, James Vertue (d. 1711) and Mary Carter (c.1663–1743). His mother had been a servant in the household of the ...

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George Vertue (1684–1756) by Jonathan Richardson the elder, 1733 © National Portrait Gallery, London