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Last NamePether    
Given NameWilliam    
alt. NamesW. P. ;    
ChildrenSebastian Pether (1790-1844)    
Year born1731 ?or 1738 ? in Carlisle    
Year died1821    
Place of deathin Montague Street, Bristol    
Father's occupation    
Relativesinstrument maker and astronomical copper engraver and painter ->Abraham Pether (1756-1812) (cousin)    
Educationpupil of Thomas Frye (c. 1710-1762)    
Country of ActivityUnited Kingdom    
Worked for    
Patronagefellow of the Incorporated Society of Artists ; occasional exhibitor with the Free Society and the Royal Academy (for the last time in 1794) ;    
Techniquesbotanical mezzotint engraver ; miniature painting    
Archival sourceshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Pether    
Published sourcesDNB 45 1896 ; Graves's Dict. of Artists ; Nissen: Botan. Buchillustration 1966; Klingender 1968/74: 55 ;    
otherKnown as the teacher of Elmes and Dunkarton; he onstantly changed his residence from London to the provinces and back again.    

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