Jacob Tonson II(1682-1735), Publisher; nephew of Jacob Tonson I
Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist associated with 5 portraits
Publisher. He took over the business of his famous uncle of the same name and lived in his uncle's home at Barn Elms where he built a special room for the Kit-Cat Club portraits. Although the Club stopped meeting around this time, the younger Tonson wanted to capitalise on their fame - especially as the Whigs had come to power. He paid John Faber over £108 to engrave the plates and, in 1735, published a luxury series of mezzotints after the portraits.
by John Simon, published by Jacob Tonson I, or Jacob Tonson II, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
by George Vertue, sold by Edmund Parker, sold by Jacob Tonson II, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
- Jacob Tonson I (uncle)