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Angier [Angiers], Paul (1723–1757), engraver and printseller, was born on 27 November 1723 and baptized in Southwark, London, on 3 December, the son of William Angier (d. 1729), a draper of Cheapside, and his wife, Elizabeth. In 1739 he was apprenticed to the engraver and printseller ...

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John Boydell (1720–1804) by Sir William Beechey, 1801 Guildhall Art Gallery, Corporation of London

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Boydell, John (1720–1804), engraver and printseller, the eldest of the seven children of Josiah Boydell (1691–1757?), surveyor and land steward, and his wife, Mary (1693/4–1777), was born at Dorrington in Shropshire on 19 January 1720. Like other men of his day he was disinclined to lose a year of his life to the change in calendar, and so always gave the year of his birth in old style, as 1719....

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Bretherton, James (c. 1730–1806), engraver and printseller, may have been born about 1730 and must have married his wife, Sarah (fl. 1762–1773), by about 1755, since his son Charles (d. 1783) was signing prints in 1770. Nothing is known of his early life. He was settled in ...

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Fores, Samuel William (bap. 1761, d. 1838), publisher and printseller, was baptized on 29 March 1761 at St Benet Fink, Threadneedle Street, London, the son of Samuel Fores (b. 1738), a stationer and bookseller of the Savoy, Strand, and his wife, Mary, ...

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Mosley, Charles (d. 1756), engraver and printseller, is first mentioned on a print, The Citadel of Plymouth, published on 25 July 1737. At the outset of his career he probably executed copies for printsellers: The Twelve Months, after Josef Wagner, were probably examples of such work. He continued to engrave frontispieces and illustrations for booksellers, including five after ...

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Peake, Sir Robert (c. 1605–1667), printseller and royalist army officer, was the grandson of Robert Peake (c. 1551–1619), principal painter to Henry, prince of Wales, son of James I, who in 1607 granted him the office of serjeant-painter which he held jointly with ...

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Pollard, Robert (1755/6–1839), engraver and printseller, was born at Newcastle upon Tyne, possibly the son of William Pollard who was baptized at St John's Church on 2 May 1757. He was articled to a watchmaker of that town. In 1771, when a great flood destroyed the ...

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Arthur Pond (bap. 1701, d. 1758) self-portrait, 1739 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Pond, Arthur (bap. 1701, d. 1758), artist and printseller, was baptized on 2 August 1701 in the parish church of St Magnus the Martyr, London. The oldest surviving son of John Pond (d. 1749), a wealthy surgeon of London Bridge, and his wife, ...

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Smith, Joseph (fl. 1709–1731), printseller and art bookseller, is of unknown parentage and there is no record of his early life. His son Joland was apprenticed in 1721 and was therefore probably born about 1707. Shortly afterwards, in partnership with Henry Overton, David Mortier...

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Smith, William (1808–1876), printseller, was born on 11 July 1808 in Lisle Street, Leicester Square, London, the son of William Smith, also a printseller. The younger William Smith and his brother George went up to Cambridge University but left prematurely in 1835 when their father's death drew them to the family business. In 1836 ...

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Stent, Peter (b. in or before 1613, d. 1665), printseller and printer, was born at Binsted, Hampshire, the second of the seven children of John Stent (d. in or before 1645) and his wife, Joan (d. in or after 1645). A prosperous man, ...

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Tinney, John (c. 1706–1761), engraver and printseller, the son of John Tinney (b. c.1673), of the Merchant Taylors' Company, was probably born in London. He was apprenticed for seven years to the engraver John Sturt on 3 August 1721 and made free of the ...