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Elder, William (fl. 1680-1701) Originally from Scotland, Elder worked in London principally as an engraver of portraits, usually after older engravings, for booksellers. There is also evidence that he was interested in calligraphic engraving.

Elstrack, Renold (1570-last recorded 1625) ‘The most prolific and competent of the few native-born engravers working in London during the reign of James I’ (Griffiths, Print in Stuart Britain, p. 45). Elstrack was the son of a glazier who had emigrated to England from the province of Liège in the mid-Tudor period. He was probably a pupil of William Rogers, with whom he collaborated in his earliest known work, the maps illustrating Linschoten’s Voyages (1598). Thereafter he produced a wide range of book illustrations and other prints, including the satire, All doe Ride the Asse.

English, Josias (active 1649-56) English seems to have been a collaborator of Francis Clein at the Mortlake tapestry factory, and his few known etchings are after designs by Clein. According to Vertue, he died in 1718, but no work is known by him for half a century prior to that.

  Portrait of John Evelyn, by Richard Gaywood Evelyn, John (1620-1706) Evelyn developed an interest in prints during his continental travels in the 1640s, as recorded in his famous diary. While in Paris in the later part of that decade he commissioned prints from Abraham Bosse and Robert Nanteuil, and it was also then that he produced two series of prints of his own, a set of landscapes dedicated to Lady Isabella Thynne and six views of Italy dedicated to Thomas Henshaw. His subsequent Sculptura (1662) is a landmark publication, ‘the first book on prints (as opposed to a technical manual on printmaking) to be published in any language’ (Griffiths, Print in Stuart Britain, p. 129).