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See Basire, Isaac

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Andrew Bell (1725/66–1809) by George Watson Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Bell, Andrew (1725/6–1809), engraver and publisher, was probably born in Edinburgh, the son of John Bell, a baker. He was apprenticed to Richard Cooper the elder and began his career modestly as an engraver of letters, names, and crests on plates and dog collars. One of his customers was the ...

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Ernest Radford

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Bry, Theodore de [Dirk de Brij] (1528–1598), engraver, was born at Liège, at that time an independent state controlled by prince-bishops. He came from a family of engravers active in the Low Countries and Germany. By 1570 he had left the city as a protestant refugee and in 1589 was living at ...

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Dixon, John (c. 1740–1811), engraver, the fourth son of Thomas Dixon (d. 1758), a hosier, of Cork Hill, Dublin, was born about 1740, probably in Dublin. He trained at the drawing school of the Dublin Society and possibly then worked for his brother ...

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Droeshout, Martin (1565x9–c. 1642), engraver, the second son of John Droeshout (d. 1598/9) and his wife, Mary, was born, like his elder brother Michael, in Brussels; his family moved to London as protestant refugees about 1569. Returns of aliens (published by the ...

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Fourdrinier, Paul (1698–1758), engraver and printseller, was born in Groningen in the Netherlands, the son of Jacques Fourdrinier and his wife, Jeanne Theroude, Huguenot refugees from Dieppe, Normandy. In the Dictionary of National Biography his works and career were assigned to two individuals, ...

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Fournier, Daniel (c. 1711–c. 1766), engraver and printmaker, was probably a member of a French protestant refugee family; he may possibly be linked with Daniel Fournier, the son of Nicholas Fournier and Madeleine Rossignol, who is recorded in Friedrichsdorf in Germany in 1711. Trained as a chaser, he practised that craft until at least 1748, but then turned to printmaking. An etched self-portrait bears the inscription 'à-la-mode beef-seller, shoemaker, and engraver'. He etched a survey of the ...

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Hondius, Jodocus [Joost de Hondt] (1563–1612), engraver and cartographer, was born on 12 October 1563 at Wackene, near Ghent, in Flanders, one of several children born to Olivier de Hondt (d. 1580), engraver, and his wife, Petronella van Havertuyn. Two years later his parents moved to ...

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Kip, William (fl. c. 1585–1618), engraver, born in Utrecht, arrived in England about 1585. He was perhaps primarily a goldsmith and jeweller and is so described on the various returns of aliens which provide almost the sole extant biographical record. While no known examples of his work as a goldsmith or jeweller survive, his output of printed work is notable for a number of important maps. The most significant of these is the four-sheet wall-map of the ...

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Timothy Clayton and Anita McConnell

Laurent, André [Andrew Lawrence] (1710–1747), engraver, was born on 10 February 1710, the natural son of Andrew Laurent (d. 1726), an apothecary, of Pall Mall, Westminster. He received a liberal education, was well versed in mathematics and perspective, and had some musical accomplishments; he performed on the German flute and the violin and he composed several pieces that were published anonymously. Thereafter he spent thirteen months with ...

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Liart, Matthew (c. 1736–c. 1782), engraver, was probably of French Huguenot descent. J. T. Smith held that he was the grandson of a peruke maker and barber and the son of a sausage maker. His birthplace, Hog Lane, Soho, London, and his parents, ...

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Daniel Marot (1661–1752) by Jacob Gole (after Jacques Parmentier) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Marot, Daniel (1661–1752), architect, designer, and engraver, was born in Paris in 1661, the son of the protestant Jean Marot (1619–1679), engraver and architect, and his wife, Charlotte, daughter of the Dutch cabinet-maker Abraham Garbrand. Daniel assisted his father on his engravings of contemporary French architecture, published in 1670 as ...