William Harcourt Hooper (Biographical details)

William Harcourt Hooper (printmaker; British; Male; 1834 - 1912)

Also known as

Hooper, William Harcourt

Biography

Wood-engraver. Began working for Joseph Swain (q.v.); later for Kelmscott and Ashendene Presses. Taught wood-engraving to Ricketts. Author of 'A Manual of marks on pottery and porcelain' (1894).
See 1912-12-27-7 to 440 for Hooper's personal archive of proofs, presented by Campbell Dodgson. This establishes Hooper's authorship of many blocks signed Swain.

Bibliography

R.K.Engen, 'Dictionary of Victorian Wood Engravers,' 1985