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MAJOR, Thomas (1714 - 1799), Engraver (etching/burin)

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
MAJOR, Thomas (1714 - 1799), Engraver (etching/burin)

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British, 18th century, male.

Born 1714 or 1720; died 30 December 1799, in London.

Engraver (etching/burin).

Thomas Major was a master engraver of the English school who went to Paris at a young age and is believed to have studied there. It was in Paris that he produced fine prints after Wouverman, Berchem and other masters. In 1745, he was imprisoned with other English people in reprisal for

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