William Watts

William Watts
Birth and death
1753 - 1851
Profession details
Related place
Jonathan Seal

As an engraver, Watts took over the editorialship of 'Copper Plate Magazine' in 1774 upon the death of his mentor Edward Hooker, whom he had been apprenticed to since the age of fourteen. The late 1780s and 1790s saw Watts travel to Naples and Paris as well as the publication of his 'Thirty-Six Views in Scotland', which appeared in two parts in 1791, and 1794. In 1814, Watts purchased a cottage in Cobham and it was here, where he had been blind for some years, that he died in 1851.

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