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Gammon, James (fl. 1653-70) Apprenticed to William Faithorne in 1653, Gammon is known largely for engraving poor copies of better-known prints. His plates were mostly intended to be used as frontispieces to books rather than as single-sheet prints.

Gaywood, Richard (fl. 1644-88) The most prolific etcher working in the period from the Civil War to the Restoration, Gaywood is in personal terms a shadowy figure, to whom only scattered documentary references survive. Described by George Vertue as a follower of Wenceslaus Hollar, he certainly copied many prints by Hollar and others. He also produced a large number of other prints, mainly portraits, many of them for the publisher, Peter Stent.

Geminus, Thomas (active c. 1540-63) Geminus was probably of Flemish origin; he was active in England from some point in the 1540s to early in the reign of Elizabeth. From 1547 onwards he is known to have received a salary from the Privy Purse; he is described in that connection as a surgeon, while he was also a printer, established in the Blackfriars by 1555. His best known work is his Compendios totius Anatomie Delineatio (1545), which was plagiarised from the work of Vesalius. He was also responsible for a set of ornament prints, and for various maps.

Gifford, George (fl. 1632-5) Gifford is known principally for his portrait of Hugh Latimer, used as the frontispiece to an edition of Latimer's sermons in 1635. Among few other works, an engraving of St Peter, presumably part of a set of the four apostles, survives.

Glover, George (active 1634-52) All that is known about Glover is derived from his engravings, which included portraits (often intended as frontispieces to books), title-pages and other book illustrations. He also produced sets of engravings of the liberal arts and the senses.

Goddard, John (active 1645-53) Goddard was evidently linked to various writing masters, producing a portrait of Martin Billingsley in 1651. He also produced various other portraits and book illustrations, including engraved title-pages, along with a series of the seven deadly sins and two religious broadsides: A Tree of Man’s Life and God in Essence, a Summe or Body of Divinitie Real.

Gribelin, Simon (1661-1733) Gribelin was a Huguenot exile from France who divided his time between printmaking and decorative engraving on silver objects, often made by his Huguenot co-religionists. His prints include engravings after Old Master drawings; he was also responsible for the illustrations to the second edition of Shaftesbury’s Characteristicks (1714). He collaborated with one printseller, his fellow Frenchman Paul van Somer, on two plates of Protestant significance: the Seven Bishops of 1688, and a portrait of the Duke of Schomberg, killed at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690 (the latter they published jointly).

Griffier, Jan (1645-1718) Griffier was trained as a painter in Amsterdam. He became known in London from the late 1660s onwards for his landscapes, particularly of the Thames. In 1695 he returned to the Netherlands but was back in London a decade later. In addition to paintings, Griffier produced mezzotints and etchings, the latter mainly of animals and birds after Francis Barlow.