(1808 - 1864)
John Wykeham Archer was active/lived in New York / England, Scotland. John Archer is known for plate and wood engravings of historical buildings, drawings, oil painting.
Biography John Archer
John Wykeham Archer (1808-1864) was a British artist, engraver and writer. Peter Hastings Falk in Who Was Who in American Art lists a John Archer, engraver, as being in New York in 1849, and it is likely but not verified that he was the same person as John Wykeham Archer.
Archer was born at Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1808. In 1820 he went to London, and became a pupil of John Scott, a noted engraver of animals. His apprenticeship was cut short when Scott became ill, and he returned to Newcastle. There, in collaboration with William Collard he etched a series of large plates of Fountains Abbey, after drawings by a John Wilson Carmichael, and on his own produced several plates for Mackenzie's History of Durham. He then moved to Edin
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