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David Lucas (1802–1881) attrib. Robert William Satchwell, c. 1820 © National Portrait Gallery, London


Lucas, David (1802–1881), mezzotint engraver, was born on 18 August 1802 in Geddington Chase, between Rushton and Brigstock, Northamptonshire, the eldest of seven children of Charles Lucas (1765/6–1852), farmer and grazier, and his wife, Sarah (1775/6–1849). He was baptized in Brigstock's Independent church on 28 January 1808. In April 1820, while working on his father's farm in ...


Taylor, Charles (1756–1823), engraver and biblical scholar, was born on 1 February 1756 near Brentwood, Essex, the eldest of the five children of Isaac Taylor (1730–1807), engraver, and his wife, Sarah Hackshaw Jefferys (1733–1809). Evidence about his schooling is unclear, but he probably spent time at ...


Taylor, Isaac (1759–1829), engraver and educationist, was born in London on 30 January 1759, the second son of Isaac Taylor (1730–1807), engraver, and his wife, Sarah Hackshaw, née Jefferys (1733–1809). He spent his early years at Shenfield, Essex, and was first educated locally, probably at ...