Talk:Martin Droeshout

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Foxe[edit]

The Martin Droeshout article asserts that he made an engraving of John Foxe. The John Foxe article linked to says Foxe died 18 April 1587, several years before Droeshout was born (1601). Perhaps he has been conflated with his uncle with the same name, but this needs to be cleaned up.

Also recommended is an article that deals more extensively with Droeshout's biography and works with images of engravings he did other than just Shakespeare's and John Howson's. Randle999 (talk) 09:58, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

There is nothing to be "cleaned up". You don't have to be a contemporary to make an engraving of someone, which is usually a process of copying an existing picture. Here is the NPG entry on Droeshout's engraving of Foxe [1]. The engraving of Shakespeare was also made several years after the subject's death. Paul B (talk) 11:35, 7 December 2014 (UTC)