John Hall (Biographical details)

John Hall (printmaker; British; Male; 1739 - 1797)

Also known as

Hall, John

Address

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

Biography

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.

Bibliography

'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