George Glover (engraver)

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George Glover (active 1625–1650) was an English engraver, working in the reign (1625-1649) of Charles I. He mainly worked for London publishers, including Robert Peake, Thomas Banks, John Hinde and Peter Stent.[1]

He also self-published a plate of Queen Henrietta Maria, after a painting by Van Dyck.


Frontispiece of Sir Thomas Urquhart, 1641.

Glover worked somewhat in the manner of John Payne. His engravings included portraits of:[2]

Several of these and other portraits were engraved for the booksellers as frontispieces to books; Glover also engraved numerous title-pages. A broadside engraved by him gives the portraits and biographies of William Evans, the giant porter, Jeffery Hudson, the dwarf, and Thomas Parr, the very old man. Some of Glover's portraits, such as those of Sir Thomas Urquhart and Innocent Nath. Witt, an idiot, were engraved from the life. His earliest works bear the address of William Peake, for whom most of the early English engravers worked. Glover's own portrait was engraved by R. Grave, jun., from a drawing once in William Oldys's possession.[2]


  1. ^ "George Glover (active 1625-1650)". National Portrait Gallery. Retrieved 13 July 2010. 
  2. ^ a b  "Glover, George". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900. 

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