1749 - Born in London on the 29th of January.
- He was originally apprenticed to what is called a bright engraver, and practised as a writing engraver, but gradually became inspired by the higher branches of the engraver's art.
1824 - He died at Chiswick on the 25th of July.
- He was examined by the privy council on a charge of treason.
- Mesmer and Brothers found in Sharp a stanch believer; and for long he maintained Joanna Southcott at his own expense.
- He achieved a European reputation, and at the time of his death he enjoyed the honour of being a member of the Imperial Academy of Vienna and of the Royal Academy of Munich.
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