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William Woollett

 (1735 - 1785)
William Woollett was active/lived in England.  William Woollett is known for etching and dry point engraving-landscapes and portraits.

Biography   William Woollett


William Woollett (15 August 1735 - 23 May 1785) was an English engraver. He was born at Maidstone, of a family which came originally from the Netherlands.

He was apprenticed to John Tinney, an engraver in Fleet Street, London, and studied in the St Martin's Lane Academy. His first important plate was from the "Niobe" of Richard Wilson, published by Boydell in 1761, which was followed in 1763 by a companion engraving from the "Phaethon" of the same painter.

After Benjamin West he engraved his fine plate of the "Battle of La Hogue" (1781), and "The Death of General Wolfe" (1776), which is usually considered Woollett's masterpiece. In 1775 he was appointed engraver-in-ordinary to George III; and he was a member of the Incorporat   ...  Displaying 750 of 1454 characters.

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