Thomas Milton

Born 1743
Died 1827
Place of Death Bristol
Gender Male
Biographical Notes English engraver, the great-nephew of the poet John Milton, and son of John Milton, a painter of marines. His year of birth is given as 1742 or 1743. He spent some time in Dublin. In 1783 he published the first four plates of his Views of Seats in Ireland based on drawings by Francis Wheatley, John James Baralet and others. The final instalment appeared in 1793. He continued to make line engravings, and also produced the forty-eight colour aquatints of his Views of Egypt (1801).
Sources: Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Vol. 38.
Lucy Peltz, ‘Milton, Thomas (1742/3–1827)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Jan 2008 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/18803, accessed 17 Sept 2013]

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