William Woollett ( 1735 - 1785)

William Woollett (1735-1785). Celebrated English engraver of landscapes, naval, military, historical, religious, classical and portraits. 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. He began his career engraving bill heads, cartouches and went on to produce country house views. In 1775, he was appointed engraver-in-ordinary to George III and was a member of the Incorporated Society of Artists. His works rank among the great productions of the English school of engraving.

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