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The Siege of Boulogne by King Henry VIII. MDXLIV

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    James Basire I was the son of Isaac Basire, a map maker. He became a pupil of the engraver Richard Dalton (1720-1791) and established himself as an engraver of portraits, topographical views, historical and antiquarian subjects after works by contemporary artists. For a time he was engraver to the Society of Antiquities. His most famous pupil, whose work he influenced, was William Blake (1757-1827). Basire was living in Great Queen Street, near Lincoln Inn Fields, when he died, in September 1802. His son, James Basire II, was also a line engraver and followed in his father’s footsteps as engraver to the Society of Antiquities.
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    Title
    The Siege of Boulogne by King Henry VIII. MDXLIV
    Date
    1788
    Medium
    Engraving
    Acquisition
    Transferred from the Ministry of Defence, April 2017
    Provenance
    1964 Discovered by MOD in OAB Cupboard
    GAC number
    6801