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Last NameVertue    
Given NameGeorge    
alt. NamesG. V. ; Geo. Vertue sculp. ;    
Year born1684 in St. Martin's-in-the-Field, London, England    
Year died1756    
Place of deathLondon, England    
Father's occupation his father, perhaps a tailor, and mother are noted as 'Roman Catholic'.    
Relativesartist James (1xxx-1765) Bath (bother) ; dancing master of Chelmsford Peter (brother) ; N. N. ;    
Education7 years apprentice under engraver ->Michael Vandergucht, before operating independently ; pupil of ->Thomas Gibson, a leading portrait painter    
Country of ActivityEngland, UK    
Worked forA catalogue and description of King Charles the first's capital collection of pictures, limnings, statues, bronzes, medals, and other curiosities Now first published from an original manuscript in the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford. The whole transcribed and prepared for the Press, and a great part of it printed, by the late ingenious Mr. Vertue ; A description of nine historical prints representing kings, queens, princes, etc. of the Tudor (1776) ; Medals, coins, great-seals, impressions, from the elaborate works of Thomas Simon‏ ;    
Patronageamongst the first members of Godfrey Kneller's London Academy of Painting, who had employed him to engrave portraits ;    
Collaboratorspainter and draughtsman ->Thomas Gibson in portrait of astronomer Royal John Flamsteed 1712/1721 ;    
Techniquesarchitectural, astronomical, and antiquarian copper engraving ; portraiture    
Archival sourceshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Vertue    
Published sourcesBNBF: Recueil de gravures anglaises, 18e-19e siècle ; A catalogue of engravers, who have been born, or resided in England ;    
otherEnglish engraver, printmaker and antiquary.    

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