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Browne, John (1741 - 1801), engraver

David Alexander

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online January 1998 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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English engraver. He was apprenticed to the engraver John Tinney (d 1761), who was also the master of William Woollett, to whom Browne transferred his apprenticeship in 1761–3. He remained with Woollett until 1766, and Woollett found in him the ideal assistant for his system of preliminary etching. According to Blake, ‘Woollett’s best works…all that are called Woolletts were Etchd by Jack Brown’ (William Blake’s Writings, ed. G. E. Bentley jr,

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