James Basire, the elder

Born: 1730
Died: 1802
Biography
Engraver, in Britain; in 1763 visited Italy with Richard Dalton. Engraver to the Society of Antiquaries, and to the Royal Society. Son of printmaker / draughtsman Isaac Basire (1704-68); father of engraver James Basire (1769-1822); grandfather of engraver / lithographer James Basire (1796-1869).
 
Works of Art: 2
Books: 15
Archives: 0
Works associated with

Christ with the two Disciples...   
Christ with the two Disciples...
21 February 1753
Richard Dalton
  

Pylades and Orestes   
Pylades and Orestes
1 July 1771
Benjamin West
  

[Musaeum Graecum Et Aegyptiacum, Or, Antiquities of Greece and Egypt, Illustrated by Prints, from Mr. Dalton's Drawings.]   - [London:] (1752.)   
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Roy, William   The Military Antiquities Of The Romans In Britain. By The Late William Roy, F.R.S. F.S.A. Major-General Of His Majesty's Forces, Deputy Quarter-Master General, And Colonel Of The Thirtieth Regiment Of Foot. Published By The Order, And At The Expence Of, The Society Of Antiquaries Of London. - London: [1793]   
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The Works Of William Hogarth, From The Original Plates Restored By James Heath, Esq. R.A.; With The Addition Of Many Subjects Not Before Collected; To Which Are Prefixed, A Biographical Essay On The Genius and Productions of Hogarth, And Explanations Of The Subjects Of The Plates, By John Nichols, Esq. F.S.A.   - London: (1837?)   
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Society of Antiquaries of London   Vetusta Monumenta: Quae Ad Rerum Britannicarum Memoriam Conservandam Societas Antiquariorum Londini Sumptu Suo Edenda Curavit. Volumen Primum. (-Sextum.) - Londini: [1747(-1906)]   
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Rollin, Charles   The History Of The Arts and Sciences Of The Antients, Under the following Heads: ... By Mr. Rollin, late Principal of the University of Paris, now Professor of Eloquence in the Royal College, and Member of the Royal Academy of Inscriptions and Belles Lettres. Translated from the French. Illustrated with Copper Plates. Vol. I. (II.) (XII.) (XIII.) - London: [1737-1739]   
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Bryant, Jacob   A New System, Or, An Analysis Of Ancient Mythology: Wherein an Attempt is made to divest Tradition of Fable; and to reduce the Truth to its original Purity. In this Work is given an History of the Babylonians, Chaldeans, Egyptians, Canaanites, Helladians, Ionians, Leleges, Dorians, Pelasgi: Also Of The Scythæ, Indoscythæ, Ethiopians, Phenicians. The Whole contains an Account of the principal Events in the first Ages, from the Deluge to the Dispersion: Also of the various Migrations, which ensued, and the Settlements made afterwards in different Parts: Circumstances of great Consequence, which were subsequent to the Gentile History of Moses. Vol. I. (II.) By Jacob Bryant, Formerly of King's College, Cambridge; and Secretary to his Grace the late Duke of Marlborough, during his Command abroad; and Secretary to him as Master eneral of his Majesty's Ordnance. - London: [1774(-1776)]   
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[Maps For Mr. Tindal's Continuation of Mr. Rapin's History of England.]   - [London ? 1744-1747?]   
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An Accurate Description and History Of The Metropolitan and Cathedral Churches of Canterbury and York, From their first Foundation to the present Year. Illustrated With One Hundred and Seventeen Copper-Plates, Consisting of Different Views, Plans, Monuments, Antiquities, Arms &c.   - London: [1755]   
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Memoirs Of Thomas Hollis, Esq. F.R. And A.S.S. ...   - London Printed [1780]   
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Kirby, Joshua   The Perspective of Architecture. A Work Entirely New; Deduced From The Principles Of Dr. Brook Taylor; And Performed by Two Rules only of Universal Application. Begun By Command of His Present Majesty, When Prince Of Wales. By Joshua Kirby, Designer in Perspective to His Majesty. - London: 1761.   
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Stuart, James   The · Antiquities · Of Athens · Measured · And · Delineated By · James · Stuart · F.R.S. And F.S.A. And · Nicholas · Revett · Painters · And · Architects. Volume · The · First · (-Third.) - London [1762 (1787) (1794)]   
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Society of Dilettanti (London)   Ionian Antiquities, Published By Order Of The Society Of Dilettanti. - London: [1769 (-1915)]   
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Sepulchral Monuments In Great Britain Applied To Illustrate The History Of Families, Manners, Habits, And Arts, At The Different Periods From The Norman Conquest To The Seventeenth Century. With Introductory Observations. Part I. Containg The Four First Centuries. (Part II. Containing The Fifteenth Century.)   - London [1786-1796]   
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Adam, Robert   Ruins Of The Palace Of The Emperor Diocletian At Spalatro In Dalmatia By R. Adam F.R.S. F.S.A. Architect To The King And To The Queen - [1764]   
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Chambers, William, R.A.   Plans, Elevations, Sections, and Perspective Views Of The Gardens And Buildings At Kew in Surry, The Seat of Her Royal Highness The Princess Dowager of Wales. By William Chambers, member Of the Imperial Academy of Arts at Florence, and of the Royal Academy of Architecture at Paris, Architect To the King, and to Her Royal Highness the Princess Dowager of Wales. - London [1763]   
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