(1729 - 1777)
Nathaniel Hurd was active/lived in Massachusetts. Nathaniel Hurd is known for engraver, silversmith, heraldic artist.
Biography Nathaniel Hurd
The following is submitted by Linda J. Hurd, courtesy of the Bostonian Society: Genealogy (April 1978, page 83) "The Hurds of Boston":
Described as "eminent colonial silversmith and engraver; early experimented with engraving on copper for bookplates, the most famous of which was done for Harvard College; an index of his seals, engraving, bookplates and silver is found in the work by Hollis French ("Jacob Hurd and His Sons", 1939); examples of his silver are in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts; Copley painted his portrait which is now in the Cleveland Museum of Art."-
From Hollis French's book (page 82): "Of the various arts and crafts practiced by Nathaniel Hurd, his armorial bookplates stand comparison with those of any arti
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