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Last NameWhite    
Given NameRobert    
alt. NamesR. W. ;     
Childrenmezzotint engraver George White (1684?-1732)    
Year born1645 in London    
Year died1703    
Place of deathBloomsbury Market, London    
Father's occupation    
Educationpupil of David Loggan (1634–1692), a leading portrait engraver    
Country of ActivityUnited Kingdom    
Worked forMarcello Malpighi (1628-1694): Anatome Plantarum 1675-97; John Browne: A Compleat Discourse of Wounds, 1678; Nehemiah Grew (1641-1712) ; Andrew Snape (1645 c. - 1685 c.)    
PatronageRoyal Society of London    
Techniquesanimal, natural, architectural, topographic, anatomical, medical, and botanical drawing, pencil on vellum, engraving, mezzotint , hand-colouring    
Sample(s)www.marlboroughantiques.com/shop/product.php?s=engravingbyrobertwhite1699badmintonhouse ; www.bonhams.com/auctions/17298/lot/173/    
Archival sourceshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_White_%28engraver%29    
Published sourcesDNB 61 (1900), Nissen: Botan. Buchillustration 1966; Zoolog. Buchillustration 1969/78 ## 1714 & 3887 ; A.Arber: Nehemiah Grew and Malpighi: an essay in comparison, Isis 34:7-16; DNB 61 (1900):73;    
otherIn his autobiography, Malpighi speaks of his Anatome Plantarum, decorated with the engravings of R.W. as "the most elegant format in the whole world"    

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