Isaac Taylor, the Elder

Born 1730
Died 1807
Place of Birth Worcester
Place of Death Edmonton
Gender Male
Biographical Notes 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.
Sources:
‘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).

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