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William Elliott, 1727-1766
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Biographical Details
William Elliott (also known as William Elliot) was a printmaker who, according to Joseph Strutt (Biographical Dictionary of Engravers, 1785), 'excelled in landscape etchings, which he executed with great taste ... the freedom of his point, in particular, was admired'. His chief engravings were made after Old Master paintings by Poussin, Dughet, Aelbert Cuyp, Jan van Goyen, Rosa da Tivoli and Cornelis van Poelenburgh, but he also engraved E31 Kilgarren Castle after Richard Wilson. However, he also executed prints after contemporaries including Jean Pillement, Dominic Serres and the Smiths of Chichester. Elliott exhibited some of his engravings at the Society of Artists of Great Britain from 1761 to 1766.
Significant institutions
Society of Artists of Great Britain