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Davis, Edward Le (active 1671-after 1691) Davis was originally apprenticed to David Loggan, but he ran away to France, where he produced various prints between 1671 and 1674 and added ‘Le’ to his name. By 1675 he had returned to England, where he was active as a dealer in paintings as well as an engraver, conducting joint sales with the auctioneer, Edward Millington.

Delaram, Francis (active 1615-24) All that is known of Delaram is what can be deduced from his prints, the earliest of which dates from 1615 and is a portrait of the French botanist, Matthias de Lobel. Delaram was probably of foreign origin, but it is unclear where he trained. His output included portraits and title-pages, and he was also responsible for some of the earliest books of flowers, beasts and birds to be produced in this country and the earliest English drawing book, although no copy of the latter survives.

Delff, Willem Jacobsz. (1580-1638) Delff, who spent his entire life at Delft, was the son of a portrait painter, an occupation also followed by two brothers. Delff himself, however, was an engraver, and his main output was of plates based on portraits by Michiel van Mierevelt (1567-1641), who also lived in Delft and for whom Delff effectively became official engraver. The portraits so produced followed a standard formula with an oval shape which proved highly influential in England as elsewhere.

Des Granges, David (1611-?1671/2) A Huguenot who later became a Catholic, Des Granges was principally active as a miniaturist, but he also produced a few engravings.

Dolle, Walter (fl. 1662-74) Apprenticed to William Faithorne in 1662, Dolle was a minor engraver of the Restoration period, his output entirely of portraits to be used as frontispieces and other book illustrations. There is a hint in Robert Hooke's diary that Dolle was involved in early experiments with the mezzotint.

Droeshout, John (1596-c. 1652) Descended from a family that had emigrated from Brussels to London c. 1570. in the Elizabethan period and son of Michael Droeshout, who himself produced two engravings. He married in 1595 and his sons included John, a shadowy figure who made his will on 12 January 1652. His engraving include a number of illustrative title-pages.

Droeshout, Martin (1601-after 1639) Brother of John Droeshout, Martin is most famous for his engraved portrait of Shakespeare which appears in the First Folio of 1623. This was typical of his output, which mainly comprised portraits and frontispieces to books, though he was also responsible for the satire, Dr Panurgus, and some series of prints. In or shortly before 1635 he converted to Catholicism and emigrated to Spain, where he produced various signed plates between then and 1639.

Dudley, Thomas (fl. 1678-9) An etcher, Dudley signed himself on one of his plates as 'quondam dicipulus W: Hollar' ('a former pupil of Wenceslaus Hollar'). His work included twenty-six etchings on the life of Aesop, after Barlow drawings, which appeared in the 1687 second edition of the Fables of Aesop. In 1679 he went to Lisbon where he continued etching. Quite likely a Catholic, there is no evidence he ever returned to England.

Dunstall, John (d. 1693) Probably a native of Chichester, where his father of the same name was a stationer, Dunstall was employed by Peter Stent in the years around 1660 and thereafter set himself up as a drawing master, producing many plates to illustrate a treatise on ‘The Art of Delineation’ which was never published and survives in the British Library.