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John Smith (1652 - 1743)

RA Collection: People and Organisations

Engraver, especially of portraits in mezzotint. Worked in London for print-publishers Richard Palmer, Edward Cooper, Alexander Browne, Pierce Tempest, Isaac Beckett, Grace Beckett; from 1692 he published his own plates (from rented rooms in the Lion and Crown in Russell Street, Covent Garden). He was closely associated with Sir Godfrey Kneller; to whom he dedicated his translation of Le Brun’s lecture on the representation of the passions.

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Born: 1652

Died: 1743

Gender: Male

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