James Gammon (engraver)

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James Gammon (fl. 1660–1670), was an English engraver of portraits.

Gammon's works were for the most part copies of better known engravings.[1] Joseph Strutt described his works as being executed "in a stiff, tasteless style". [2]

He lived in London, and was employed mainly by booksellers. Among his engravings were portraits of James I, Charles I, Charles II, Catherine of Braganza, James, duke of York, Henry, duke of Gloucester, Mary, princess of Orange, the Duke and Duchess of Monmouth, Richard Cromwell, George Monck, Duke of Albemarle (a copy from Loggan's print), Sir Tobias Mathew (prefixed to his Letters, 1660), Edward Mascall the painter, and others. A portrait of Ann, duchess of Albemarle, was engraved by a Richard Gammon "against Exeter House in ye Strand", probably a relative of James.[1]

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