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Kay, John (1742–1826), portrait etcher and miniature painter  

Lucy Dixon

Kay, John (1742–1826), portrait etcher and miniature painter, was born in April 1742 in a small house known as Gibraltar, near Dalkeith, Scotland, the son of John Kay (d. 1748), a mason, and his wife, Helen Alexander. Kay was only six when his father died, and he was placed in the care of some relatives of his mother in ...

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Powle, George (fl. 1764–1771), etcher and miniature painter  

F. M. O'Donoghue

revised by Julia Nurse

Powle, George (fl. 1764–1771), etcher and miniature painter, was a pupil of Thomas Worlidge (1700–1766). Powle imitated his tutor's delicate and highly finished Rembrandtesque style of etching. Worlidge's series of plates from antique gems, issued in 1768, was to a large extent the work of ...