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BUTTERWORTH, William (1769–1834) and LIVESEY, Christopher (1797–1815)

BUTTERWORTH, William (1769–1834) and LIVESEY, Christopher (1797–1815)

Butterworth, Livesey & Co. Engravers and copper plate printers

Leeds: Butterworth, Livesey & Co. ... No. 88. Kirkgate, [between 1797 and 1817]
Engraved trade card, image 151 x 114mm, card 208 x 146mm, no plate mark visible, printed on stiff card. Somewhat soiled.
Condition: Dustsoiled.

A trade card showing putti engaged in engraving and printing intaglio plates. The figure on the left may be using a mezzotint rocker.
Literature: For the engravers see Worms and Baynton-Williams, pp. 122 and 406; card not recorded, not in Heal, The Trade Cards of Engravers(1927).
Keywords:     engraved book    writing book