George Vertue (1683-1756), Engraver and antiquary
Sitter in 7 portraits
Artist associated with 842 portraits
Antiquary and engraver, who for many years 'wrote down everything he saw, heard or read' in some forty notebooks now in the British Library. Used by Horace Walpole in 1762 as the basis for his Anecdotes of Painting, they remain one of the prime sources for the history of art in England.
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