Sturt, John

Sturt, John, an English engraver, was born in London in 1658, and at the age of seventeen became the pupil of Robert White. His chief excellence lay in the engraving of letters, and the minuteness with which they were executed. He died in 1730. His best work is the Book of Common Prayer, which he engraved on silver plates. The top of every page is ornamented with a small historical vignette (Lond. 1717, 8vo). He also engraved the Lord's Prayer within a circle of the dimensions of a silver penny.

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