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Sir Henry Hatsell
by John Gisborne, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Btmezzotint, early 19th centuryNPG D31524
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3 March 2016, 06:26
This is quite likely the John Gisborne (died c.1836) who was the husband of Maria Gisborne (1770-1836), as mentioned in the ODNB article on Maria.
The British Museum Thesaurus has "The engraver John Gisborne was born c.1773 and probably died in 1801, as Maria Gisborne (born Reveley, whom he married on 3 May 1800) signed a mezzotint, The Soldiers Widow after S Woodforde, pub W. Cribb 14 April 1801, of which there is an impression in the Dept (1850,1014.893)." (From http://collection.britishmuseum.org/resource?uri=http://collection.britishmuseum.org/id/person-institution/29106.)
Since the Gisbornes moved to Rome in 1801, there is another explanation for Maria's signing a print. There is some research on the background of John Gisborne and the connection to William Godwin at http://www.edpopehistory.co.uk/entries/gisborne-john/1795-06-05-000000
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