John Skippe (Biographical details)

John Skippe (printmaker; painter/draughtsman; British; Male; 1741 - 1812)

Also known as

Skippe, John

Address

Ledbury

Biography

Dilettante chiaroscuro wood engraver (after old Italian masters), working 1781-3. Collector of old master drawings, his collection was auctioned by Christie's in 1958 (see A.E.Popham's introduction to the catalogue of 20 November) and several were acquired by the BM (see 1958,1213.1 to 7).

Bibliography

Ingamells
Ian Fleming-Williams, 'John Skippe: Notes on his Life and Travels', Master Drawings, III, 1965, pp. 268-75