Richard Sawyer (Biographical details)

Richard Sawyer (printmaker; British; Male; 1807 - 1819; fl. c.)

Also known as

Sawyer, Richard; Sawyer & Son; Sawyer & Co; Sawyer


27 Dean Street, Soho, London (on trade card of c. 1812 and banknote of 1819) 43, Dean Street, Soho, London 427, Oxford Street, Near Soho Square, London 38 Frith Street, Soho Square, London


The names 'Richard Sawyer', 'R Sawyer Junr.', 'Sawyer Junr.' and 'Sawyer & Son' appear on topographical prints, trade cards, etc. dated. 1807-13 and probably relate to a father and son of the same name; pending further clarification however, these have been conflated.
Trade cards in Heal Collection. Heal,59.132 and 133, and the same card in Banks Collection (Banks,59.152) advertise "Richard Sawyer, Fac-Simile Engraver...London from ye top of Arundel House. Ladies Taught the Art of Etching." Heal's annotations on Heal,59.133: "View of London from top of Arundel House by Hollar. See Wheatley's edition of Pepys' Diary p.118 Vol. vi. & Beresford Chancellor's 'Annals of the Strand' p.228." Heal,99.126 advertises "Sawyer & Son, Engravers & Printers, No.43, Dean Street... Official and Private Seals Engraved on Stone, Steel & Silver. Heraldry. Compliment & Visiting Tickets, Book Plates &c. Tradesmens Cards, Bills & Receipts. Antique Manuscripts & Rare Prints of the Various Masters Faithfully copied." Heal,99.127 advertises "Sawyer & Son, Engravers & Printers. 43, Dean Street... Designs, Descriptive and Ornamental Writing Connected to the Arts, Commerce & Merchants." Heal,99.128 advertises "Sawyer & Son, Engravers and Printers, No.38, Frith Street... Removed from 43, Dean Street." Heal's annotations on mounts of Heal,99.126-128: "In C. Davies Sherborne's is another card issued from 38 Frith St. - a view over parapet to river & city - it is of 'Richard Sawyer - a fac-simile engraver'. A copy of above is now in A.H.'s collection [see above]. Cards in Banks Collection are dated 1788-1816 & with various addresses 427 Oxford St, 23 Dean St., 43 Dean St. & 38 Frith St. Card in Banks Collection of Sawyer & Son, 27 Dean St. Soho dated 1812. Compare also card in A.H. collection of 'Sawyer No.427 Oxford St.'. Compare 2 cards in A.H. collection of Sawyer & Son, 43 Dean St. Compare 2 cards in A.H. collection of Richard Sawyer, 38 Frith St." Trade card in Banks Collection (Banks,59.153) is similar in appearance to Heal,59.132 & 133 and advertises "Sawyer Junr. Fac-Simile Engraver, 27, Dean Street... London from ye top of Arundel House." Trade card in Heal Collection (Heal,59.131) advertises "Sawyer, Engraver...Coats of Arms, Compliment & Visiting Plates, Draughts, Shop Bills, Bills of Parcels, &c. neatly engraved & printed." Heal's annotations on mount: "Circa 1785. Compare other cards in A.H. collection. Sawyer & Son, 43 Dean Street. Sawyer & Son, 38 Frith Street. Richd. Sawyer, 38 Frith Street." Two identical (except for address) trade cards in Banks Collection. Banks,59.158 (also identical to Heal,59.131) advertises "Sawyer, Engraver, No.427, Oxford Street, Near Soho Square. Coats of Arms, Compliment and Visiting Plates, Shop Bills & Bills of Parcels, &c. Engraved & Printed in the neatest manner." Banks,59.160 is mostly identical, but gives the address as No.27, Dean Street. Trade card in Banks Collection (D,2.2214) advertises "Sawyer, Engaver &c., No.27, Dean Street... Coats of Arms, Tradesmens Cards, Bankers Checks, Visiting Tickets, &c." Banks (D,2.2215) advertises "Sawyer & Son, Engravers, 27 Dean Street, Soho." Banks (D,2.2223) advertises "Sawyer, Engraver and Copper Plate Printer. 27 Dean Street, Soho, Near the Church. Remov'd from 427, Oxford Strt." Banks (D,2.2236) advertises "Sawyer, Engraver, No.427, Oxford Street, Soho." Banks (D,2.2269) is a bill-head stating "To Sawyer and Son, Engravers & Printers No.27, Dean Street, Soho. All kinds of descriptive & ornamental Writing, with punctuality." The bill is dated "London 1812." See separate entry for Henry Sawyer.