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Canot, Peter Charles (c. 1710–1777/8), engraver, is said to have been born in France about 1710 and to have been the brother of the painter Philippe Canot. He may have been in England as early as 1735, the probable date of a set of hunting prints after ...

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Danckerts [Danckers, Dankers, Danckertszoon], Hendrick (c. 1625–1680), landscape painter and engraver, was born to a Catholic family, allegedly in The Hague. His father was called Jan Danckerts, and likewise his brother, Jan Danckerts (c. 1615–1686), who was a history painter and engraver...

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Dorigny, Sir Nicholas (bap. 1658, d. 1746), painter and engraver, was baptized in Paris on 2 June 1658, the second son of Michel Dorigny (1617–1665), a painter and engraver, and his wife, who was the daughter of the painter Simon Vouet. He may have had some training in art from his father, but was said by ...

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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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Keating, George (1762–1842), engraver and bookseller, was the son of the Roman Catholic bookseller Patrick Keating (1723/4–1816) and his wife, Julia Golightly (d. 1812). He was apprenticed to the engraver William Dickinson, and between 1775 and 1776 exhibited three chalk drawings with the ...

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James Macardell (1727/88–1765) by Richard Earlom, pubd 1771 (after self-portrait, 1765) © Copyright The British Museum

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Macardell, James (1727/8–1765), mezzotint engraver, was born in Cow Lane, Dublin, in 1727 or 1728, possibly the son of Patrick Macardell. He learnt engraving in John Brooks's workshop, probably from Brooks's assistant Andrew Miller. His earliest work appears to be a head of ...

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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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Power, Cyril Edward Mary (1872–1951), architect and linocut artist, was born on 17 December 1872 at 14 Redcliffe Street, Chelsea, London, the son of Edward William Power, architect and grandson of Edward Power, architect, of Bristol, and his wife, Amelia Poole Berry. Educated in ...

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Ripa, Walter de (fl. 1218–1227), goldsmith and maker of seals, was probably a Londoner—the name de Ripa was fairly common in the early thirteenth-century city. Two entries in the close rolls name him in connection with the production of the king's seal, and on the basis of the lettering and figure-style on the seal it is possible to attribute others to him. Taken together, these show that over a decade he attracted a range of important patrons....

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Roettier [Roettiers] family (per. c. 1620–1784), die-engravers and medallists, came to prominence with Philip Roettiers (1596–1669). He was born in Antwerp on 20 December 1596, was a goldsmith by training and a medallist by speciality; indeed, he was the founder of a dynasty of engravers and medallists who for two centuries graced their art and were of service in various capacities to the kings of ...

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Vanderbank [Vandrebanc], Peter (1649–1697), engraver, is traditionally and plausibly said to have been born in Paris and to have trained under François de Poilly. He always signed his plates with his name written in the French way, and it is only in a few advertisements and in later sources that it is given as ...

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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 ...