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KIRKALL, Elisha (1682 - 1742), Engraver, illustrator

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
KIRKALL, Elisha (1682 - 1742), Engraver, illustrator

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British, 18th century, male.

Born c. 1682 or 1692, in Sheffield; died December 1742 or 1750.

Engraver, illustrator.

Elisha Kirkall was the son of a locksmith. After working on his drawing skills in his home town of Sheffield, he went to London where he made engravings of coats of arms and book decorations. It is believed that he made excellent wood engravings for an edition of Terence

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