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John Thane (1748-1818), Printseller

Sitter in 2 portraits
Artist associated with 87 portraits
John Thane, printseller and engraver, carried on business for many years in Soho, London, and became famous for his expert knowledge of pictures, coins and medals. A friend of Joseph Strutt, engraver and antiquary, he published Strutt's Regal and Ecclesiastical Antiquities of England in 1773. From around 1781, when he took on a second print shop, Thane became a significant publisher of contemporary stipple pictures. He was the editor and publisher of British Autography: a collection of the Facsimiles of the Handwriting of Royal and Illustrious Personages, with their Authentic Portraits (1788-93).

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D6947

John Thane

by John Ogborne, published by Thomas Thane, after William Redmore Bigg
line engraving, published 1 January 1819
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D6948

John Thane

by John Ogborne, published by Thomas Thane, after William Redmore Bigg
line engraving, published 1 January 1819
NPG D6948