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John Landseer
Late 18th / Early 19th c. Early English Painter, etcher, engraver
English, (1769–1852)
b. 1769 (or 1763) in Lincoln, England; d. Feb. 29, 1852 in London, England.
Archeologist, etcher on copper, painter, engraver, author and critic. Apprenticed to William Byrne, a landscape engraver. His first works were vignettes after De Loutherbourg for the publications of Macklin's Bible and Bowyer's "History of England." In 1792 he exhibited for the first time at the Royal Academy. In 1795 he produced "View of the South of Scotland", engravings after the drawings by J. Moore. In 1806 he lectured on the art of engraving at the Royal Institution. In 1808 he produced the illustrations for William Scrope's "Scenes in Scotland". He turned from an engraver to an archeologist later in his lige. Engraver to the King (William IV), and son of Edwin Henry Landseer.

Bénézit; Dict. natl. biog.; Natl. union cat., pre-1956; Redgrave, Engl. school; Thieme-Becker.

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