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Thomas Major

Born: 1720, UK, England, London   Died: 1799, UK, England, London, Covent Garden

Engraver, ARA. Studied under Jacques-Philippe Le Bas (1707-1783) and Charles-Nicolas Cochin (1715-1790) in Paris, where he also associated with Andrew Lawrence (c. 1708-1747) and John Ingram (1721-1767). His work carries some of the influence of Le Bas. Major was the first English engraver to be elected an associate of the Royal Academy in 1770.

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