John Dunstall

John Dunstall (fl. 1644–1675; died 1693) was an English engraver and teacher. [1]

John Dunstall
Years active1644–1675


He lived in Blackfriars, London, where he published drawing books on natural history and other educational subjects.[1] (According to some accounts he lived in the Strand.)

He engraved portraits for frontispieces of books, including portraits of Charles I, Charles II, William III,[2] Queen Mary II,[3] Rev. John Carter (Minister of Bramford, 1644),[4] James Ussher (1656),[5] and Rev. Samuel Clarke (1675).[6][1]

He also engraved views of Basing House, Clarendon House,[7] London's Custom House,[8] and St Marie Ouers in Southwark (Southwark Cathedral).[9] His works are etched and sometimes finished with the burin in the style of Wenceslaus Hollar. A few of his works are drawings, including a view of the Bethlehem Hospital. The British Museum holds many of his works.[1][10]


  1. ^ a b c d Cust 1888, p. 221.
  2. ^ British Museum object description Portrait of King William III, registration number Y,1.6.
  3. ^ British Museum object description Portrait of Mary II, registration number 2006,U.717.
  4. ^ British Museum object description Mr John Carter. Magister Johannes..., registration number P,1.147.
  5. ^ British Museum object description Dr James Usher, registration number 1870,0514.328.
  6. ^ British Museum object description Portrait of Samuel Clarke, ..., registration number 1868,0328.786.
  7. ^ British Museum object description Clarendon House at St James's, registration number 1978,U.3552.
  8. ^ British Museum object description The Custom House, registration number 1947,0730.1.
  9. ^ British Museum object description St Marie Ouers in Southwark, registration number 1880,1113.5271.
  10. ^ British Museum search for John Dunstall


  •   This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainCust, Lionel Henry (1888). "Dunstall, John". In Stephen, Leslie (ed.). Dictionary of National Biography. 16. London: Smith, Elder & Co. p. 222. This entry cites the following works:
    • Huber et Roost's Manuel des Curieux et des Amateurs de l'Art, volume ix
    • Lowndes's Bibl. Man
    • Catalogue of the Sutherland Collection
    • Redgrave's Dictionary of Artists

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