Samuel Wale

(c. 1721—1786) painter and book illustrator

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A painter and founding Royal Academician, ‘the celebrated Wale’ designed engravings for over 100 books, including many works of English history, such as T. Mortimer’s New History of England (1764–6) and Percy’s Reliques of Ancient English Poetry (3 vols, 1765).

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