|Place of Birth||Worcester|
|Place of Death||Edmonton|
Isaac Taylor the Elder (1730-1807) began his career as a copper caster and goldsmith, then devoted himself to engraving, particularly illustrations. He was the secretary of the Incorporated Society of Artists and took part in their exhibitions. Father to five children, including the engravers Charles Taylor (1756-1823) and Isaac Taylor the Younger (1759-1829). He also drew and painted portraits.
‘Taylor, Isaac, the Elder’ in Benezit Dictionary of British Graphic Artists and Illustrators (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2012).
Thomas Seccomb, 'Taylor, Isaac (1730–1807)', Dictionary of National Biography, vol. 55 (London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1898).
- A Tour in Ireland; with general observations on the present state of that kingdom, made in the years 1776, 1777, and 1778 and brought down to the end of 1779. [copy with unique drawings] (Engraver)
- A Tour in Ireland; with general observations on the present state of that kingdom, made in the years 1776, 1777, and 1778 and brought down to the end of 1779 (Engraver)