Edward Scriven(1775-1841), Engraver
Artist associated with 210 portraits
An engraver, who trained under Hertfordshire engraver Robert Thew. Thew and Scriven together produced engravings for the London publisher John Boydell and when Thew died in 1802, Scriven replaced him as engraver to the Prince of Wales. Scriven became the eminent engraver of his generation; he produced over 200 portrait engravings. He contributed to several expensively illustrated books and series of engravings, notably The Coronation of his most Sacred Majesty King George IV, published in 1837, recording the appearance and costume of those who took part in the coronation. In around 1820, he was appointed historical engraver to George IV.
by Edward Scriven, published by John Bell, after Henry Edridge
by Edward Scriven, after Unknown artist
by Edward Scriven, after William Hilton
by Edward Scriven, after Margaret Sarah Carpenter
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