- Also known as
primary name: Hall, John
- individual; printmaker; British; Male
- Life dates
- 1767, parish of St. Luke
1763, Hervy-court in the Strand opposite the New Exchange Buildings
1764-68, at Mr Dubedat's, the corner of Bentinck Buildings, Berwick Street
1769, St James
1769, 1776, Great Cheney-Walk, Chelsea
1781 Berwick Street, Soho
- Line engraver, pupil of Ravenet according to Raimbach; 1756 won a 5 gn. premium from the Society of Arts for a drawing by an artist aged under 17; 1761, won a 21 gn. premium for engraving human figures; worked at the Chelsea porcelain manufactory; by 1767, master in the parish of St Luke; apprentices Charles Wood 1767, Joseph Thornthwaite 1769, Burnet Reading 1770; 1785 succeeded Woollett as historical engraver to George III; plates sold by Leigh & Sotheby, July 1799 (copy of catalogue in P&D, ScA.1.1/31).
According to Abraham Raimbach. 'Gentlemanly in his habits and connexions and somewhat disposed to extravagance in dress' (p. 6); married Mary de Gilles, daughter of the porcelain painter James Giles; his son George William Hall (1770-1843) became Master of Pembroke College, Oxford.
- 'Memoirs and recollections of the late Abraham Raimbach', ed. M. T. S. Raimbach (1843) (Raimbach was apprenticed to Hall)
Information (including addresses) from Timothy Clayton