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Sharp, William

Born: 1749 AD
Died: 1824 AD, at 75 years of age.

Nationality: English
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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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