Robert Hancock (1730-1817), Artist
Artist associated with 14 portraits
Robert Hancock was an engraver and painter. He was apprenticed to George Anderton, an engraver, in Birmingham in 1745. In 1756 Hancock joined the Worcester Porcelain Company of Dr John Wall. He became a partner in the firm in March 1772. At Worcester, Hancock engraved copperplates for transfer-printing on porcelain. Many designs were adapted from contemporary engravings and paintings, particularly those of the French schools.