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Austin, William (1721/1733-1820), drawing-master and engraver

Timothy Clayton

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/920

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Austin, William (1721/1733-1820), drawing-master and engraver, was apprenticed to George Bickham junior in 1747. This suggests that he was born about 1733, although he was said to have died aged ninety-eight, and a man named Austin was listed as an eminent painter in 1748. In 1756 Austin launched his career ...

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Subjects: biography ; history

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