Johnson, Martin (DNB00)

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JOHNSON, MARTIN (d. 1686?), seal-engraver and landscape-painter, was especially noted for his skill in engraving seals and medals (see Evelyn, Sculptura). He is stated to have used the graver only, and not a punch, like his rival, Thomas Simon [q. v.] Johnson was also a landscape-painter of some repute, and his works were much appreciated by his contemporaries. He died in London about 1686.

[Buckeridge's Supplement to De Piles's Lives of the Painters; Walpole's Anecdotes of Painting, ed. Wornum.]

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