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Burgess, William Oakley (1818–1844), printmaker

R. E. Graves

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/3989

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Burgess, William Oakley (1818–1844), printmaker, was born in the parish of St Giles-in-the-Fields, London, the son of the parish surgeon. Little is known of his early life except that he studied under the mezzotint engraver Thomas Goff Lupton (1791–1873) until the age of twenty. Following this training he specialized principally in mezzotint, although his simple outline engraving of the ...

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