Edward Francis Finden

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Edward Francis Finden (1791–1857) was an English engraver.


Finden was the younger brother, fellow-pupil, and coadjutor of William Finden, and shared his successes and fortunes.[1]


John Richardson, 1828 by Thomas Phillips, R.A., engraved by Finden

Finden executed some separate works, among early ones being a set of etchings for Richard Duppa's Miscellaneous Opinions and Observations on the Continent (1825) and Illustrations of the Vaudois in a Series of Views (1831). He was also a large contributor of illustrations to the annuals, books of beauty, poetry, and other sentimental works then in vogue.[1]

The separate engravings he executed included: The Harvest Waggon, after Thomas Gainsborough; As Happy as a King' after William Collins; Captain Macheath in Prison, after Gilbert Stuart Newton; The Little Gleaner after Sir William Beechey; The Princess Victoria, after Richard Westall and Othello telling his Exploits to Brabantio and Desdemona, after Douglas Cowper. He also did engravings for landscape painter James Duffield Harding (1798-1863) including "Mount Edgcumbe".

He died at St. John's Wood, aged 65, on 9 February 1857.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Finden, Edward Francis" . Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain"Finden, Edward Francis". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.

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