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: Biographical Studies ; History
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