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Loggan, David, 1635-1700?


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    • Log., D. (David Loggan), 1635-1700?
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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1635DNB
    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1634Oxford dictionary of national biography, 22 March 2017
    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1635?British book trades index, 29 March 2017
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1700?DNB
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1692-07Oxford dictionary of national biography, 22 March 2017
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1692British book trades index, 29 March 2017
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1676
        • Organization: (naf) University of Cambridge
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1669
        • Affiliation End: 1675
        • Organization: (naf) University of Oxford
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) St. Martin-in-the-Fields (Church : Westminster, London, England)
    • Birth Place

        (naf) GdaƄsk (Poland)
    • Death Place

        (naf) London (England)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) England
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) London (England)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Fleet Street (London, England)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Oxford (England)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Nuffield (England)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Cambridge (England)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) England and Wales
    • Death Place

        Leicester Fields (London, England)
    • Associated Locale

        Leicester Fields (London, England)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Poland
    • Gender

    • Field of Activity

    • Occupation

        Draftsmen
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    • Sources

      • found: His Oxonia illustrata, 1675:t.p. (Dav: Loggan)
      • found: DNB(Loggan, David, 1635-1700?; artist and engraver)
      • found: Woodford, S. A paraphrase upon the Psalms of David, 1667:frontispiece (D. Log. fec)
      • found: Oxford dictionary of national biography, 22 March 2017:Loggan, David (Loggan, David (bap. 1634, d. 1692), artist and engraver, was born in Danzig, Poland (father's family of Scottish descent); baptized 27 August 1634; is said to have learned engraving from Willem Hondius, who settled in Danzig in 1636, and, after Hondius's death in 1652, from the younger Crispijn de Passe (c.1597-1670) in Amsterdam; he settled in London between 1656, when some of his engravings were published in Amsterdam, and 1658, when he gained recognition through a pencil portrait of Oliver Cromwell; in the early 1660s he became well known for his black lead (plumbago) portraits drawn on vellum from life, and several of them were engraved; as of 15 June 1663, he was living in the parish of St Bride, Fleet Street; in 1665, left London and settled at Nuffield, Oxfordshire; by 1669 he had moved to Holywell Street, Oxford, and on 30 March 1669 he was appointed engraver to the university; in 1672 he was made a member of the university, and he was naturalized in 1675; the main legacy of his time in Oxford is his Oxonia illustrata (1675), a set of bird's-eye views of all the colleges, academic halls, and university buildings, together with a map; in 1676, he began work on Cantabrigia illustrata, a comparable volume of plates of all the Cambridge colleges and university buildings, for the production of which he was given a workshop and press at Trinity College; the book was published in 1690, when he was made engraver to the university; moved from Oxford to London in 1675 and settled in a house in Leicester Fields (now Leicester Square) in a row on the St Martin's Lane side, next to the Golden Head; continued to draw and engrave portraits; his portrait practice suffered from the rise of mezzotint engraving in the late 1670s, but he produced some mezzotints of his own about 1683 and two maps in 1687; in producing his plates of Oxford and Cambridge, Loggan was assisted by Robert White, who later became an accomplished portraitist in his own right, by Michael Burghers (1648-?1724), who succeeded him as engraver to Oxford University, and by another Dutchman, Everardus Kickius, who, according to Vertue, accompanied Loggan to Scotland, where they produced plates for Theatrum Scotiae; among other pupils and assistants were Abraham Blooteling (1640-1690), Gerard Valck (1652-1726), and Edward (le) Davis; Loggan died at his house in Leicester Fields in July 1692 and was buried on 1 August 1692 at St Martin-in-the-Fields; he left a few copper plates, which were sold to a printseller, Henry Overton, who republished the engravings of Oxford and Cambridge)
      • found: Oxford dictionary of national biography, 21 March 2017:White, Robert, 1645-1703 (White, Robert (1645-1703), draughtsman and engraver; was born in London and was apprenticed to David Loggan, whose position as the leading line engraver for the print trade he was to inherit)
      • found: British book trades index, 29 March 2017(Loggan, David; [1]: county and town: London; address: N/d the Golden Head in Leicester Fields, St Martin's parish (1687); book trades: engraver/etcher, print seller; trading dates: 1658-1692; biographical dates: 1635?-1692 (date of death); notes: Born Danzig. In Oxford earlier; in London by 1658. Engraver to Oxford University. Died London; [2]: county: Oxfordshire; town: Oxford; addresses: Nuffield (1665). Holywell (1671-5); book trade: engraver/etcher; trading dates: 1658 (before)-1675 (after); notes: Born Danzig. In engraving by 1658. Engraver to both Universities. Died London)
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