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Charles Grignion the Elder

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Engraving of Clara and a human skeleton for Tabulae sceleti et musculorum corporis humani, drawn by Jan Wandelaar, engraved by Charles Grignion the Elder, 1749.

Charles Grignion the Elder (1721–1810) was a British engraver and draughtsman.

Grignion was born in London to Huguenot refugees. He was a prolific historical engraver and book illustrator.[1]

He studied in London at Hubert-François Gravelot's school in Covent Garden. He also engraved the earliest record of a cricket match, published in the General Advertiser in 1748.

In 1754, his nephew Charles Grignion the Younger was born. His nephew, in turn, became a history and portrait painter.


  1. ^ "The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments. With arguments to the different books; and moral and theological observations, illustrating each chapter, and shewing the use and improvement to be made of it: composed by the Reverend Mr. Ostervald, Professor of Divinity, and one of the ministers of the Church at Neufchatel in Swisserland: translated at the desire of, and recommended by, the Honble. Society for Propagating Christian Knowledge". National Library of Scotland. Archived from the original on 2 February 2013. Retrieved 18 July 2012.