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VERTUE, George (1684 - 1756), Draughtsman, engraver, reproductions engraver, writer

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
VERTUE, George (1684 - 1756), Draughtsman, engraver, reproductions engraver, writer

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British, 18th century, male.

Born 1684, in London; died 24 July 1756, in London.

Draughtsman, engraver (etching/burin/mezzotint), reproductions engraver, writer, collector.

George Vertue occupies an important place in the history of English engraving. He came from a poor Catholic family and served an early apprenticeship as a printer before formally studying engraving under Michel van der Gucht. By 1709, he was working independently for

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