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MACARDELL, James (1710 - 1765), Draughtsman, engraver

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
MACARDELL, James (1710 - 1765), Draughtsman, engraver

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British, 18th century, male.

Born c. 1710 or 1728, in Dublin; died 1765, in London.

Draughtsman, engraver.

[not available online]Most of James MacArdell's work was done between 1740 and 1762. Alongside Richard Earlom, he is regarded as one of the finest mezzotint engravers. The book entitled Gallery Houghton (whose paintings are in the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg) contains some of MacArdell's best engravings. The portrait

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