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Richard Earlom
Late 18th /Early 19th c. Early Modern Printmaker, engraver
England, (1742-1743–1822)
b. 1742/3 in London, England; d. Oct. 9, 1822 in Clerkenwell, England
Son of Richard Earlom. Apprenticed with Cipriani and later worked with Alderman Boydell. Self taught in mezzotint engraving. Did over 60 mezzotints during his lifetime; was the first to combine the process of etching and mezzotint by use of the etched line on a mezzotint ground.

Dict. Natl. Biog.; Thieme-Becker; Oxford Dict. of Art.


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