Landscape engraver and draughtsman Thomas Higham was born in Suffolk. After serving an apprenticeship with antiquary and engraver John Greig, his earliest published works were plates for James Storer’s ‘Antiquarian Itinerary’ (1815). Higham also both drew and engraved plates for the ‘Stationer’s Almanack’ from c.1826-39. In the late 1820s he began using steel plates and some of his earliest such works were for James Elmes’s ‘Metropolitan Improvements’ (1827-32). Among his most admired prints are those after the work of J. M. W. Turner. Higham exhibited at the Society of British Artists, London, in 1825, 1826 and 1830. He was an auditor of the Artist’s Annuity Fund. Higham was a widow by the time of his death in Islington at the age of c.49.
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