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Sharp, William

Born: 1749 AD
Died: 1824 AD
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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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