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.
- Jacob Tonson I (uncle)
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