Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Hastings, Thomas (fl.1813-1831)

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HASTINGS, THOMAS (fl. 1813–1831), amateur etcher, was collector of customs at Liverpool, and is known an Captain Hastings. He did some good work as an etcher, and was an associate of the Liverpool Academy. He published the following works, illustrated by himself: 1. 'Vestiges of Antiquity, or a Series of Etchings of Canterbury,' 1813. 2. 'Etchings (39) from the Works of Richard Wilson,' 1825. 3. `The British Archer, or Tracts on Archery,' Newport, 1831. He also engraved the plates to Woolnoth's 'Canterbury Cathedral,' 1816.

[Bryan's Dict. of Painters (Graves), 1886, i. 631; Universal Cat. of Books on Art; Brit. Mus. Cat.; Redgrave's Dict. of Artists of the English School.]

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