(b London, c.1615/20; bur. London, 13 May 1691). English engraver. He fought as a Royalist in the Civil War and later spent some time in exile in France, where he was influenced by Nanteuil. In 1650/1 he returned to London and he became the most distinguished of English 17th-century engravers, especially of portrait heads. He engraved the work of painters (van Dyck, William Dobson, Lely) and also made engravings of his own drawings from the life, many published as frontispieces to books.
Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)