William Courten (Biographical details)

William Courten (collector; British; Male; 1642 - 1702)

Also known as

Courten, William; Charleton, William


Collector, who often called himself William Charleton. Bequeathed his collection to Hans Sloane in 1702.


For the identification of his prints, see Antony Griffiths in 'Landmarks of Print Collecting' BMP 1996, pp.26-7 and pp.269-273.
For his collection as a whole, see Carol Gibson-Wood in 'Journal of the History of Collections', IX 1997, pp.61-77.