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us: Thomson, James, 1788-1850

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    • us: Thomson, J. (James), 1788-1850
    • us: Thompson, James, 1788-1850
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        (naf) Mitford (England)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Great Britain
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) London (England)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Address: 97 Albany Street , , London
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        • City: London
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    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Engraving
          (lcsh) Prints
            (lcsh) Portraits
          • Occupation

              (lcsh) Engravers
                (lcsh) Printmakers
            • Sources

              • found: The National portrait gallery of distinguished Americans, 1834: v. 1 plate of Washington (J. Thomson; engraver)
              • found: Concise DNB (Thomson, James; engraver, mainly portraits; b. 1788; d. 1850)
              • found: Oxford DNB online, 30 July 2014 (James Thomson (bap. 1788, d. 1850), engraver, was baptized on 5 May 1788 at Mitford, Northumberland; his name is often misspellt "Thompson" both on his work and in art dictionaries; because he showed an interest in art, he was sent to London to be articled to an engraver named Mackenzie in Margaret Street; Thomson became an accomplished engraver, employing both stipple and a mixed style of etching and line or stipple; he produced figure and portrait engravings; he is best known for his portraits, of which he completed a large number for important illustrated works; he died at his house at 97 Albany Street, Regent's Park, London, on 27 September 1850)
              • found: Mackenzie, I. British prints : dictionary and price guide, 1987 (James Thomson (Thompson), 1790-1850; born in Northumberland; lived and worked in London where he died; stipple engraver of small portraits and bookplates, occasional mezzotint engraver of larger portraits and sporting subjects after his contemporaries and his own designs)
              • found: Bryan, M. Dictionary of painters and engravers. Vol. II, 1889 (James Thompson, born at Mitford, in Northumberland, about 1790; he was apprenticed to an engraver in London, then set up for himself; he died in London 27 September 1850)
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