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.