Hulsberg, Henry (DNB00)

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HULSBERG, HENRY (d. 1729), engraver, a native of Amsterdam, appears to have first practised in Paris, probably in one of the great schools of line-engraving there, as he engraved 'The Sacrifice of Jephthah,' after Antoine Coypel, dedicated to M. Colbert. He came to England early in the eighteenth century, and was mainly employed on engraving large architectural compositions for such works as Colin Campbell's 'Vitruvius Britannicus,' Kip's 'Britannia Illustrata,' Sir Christopher Wren's 'Designs for St. Paul's Cathedral,' &c. He also engraved a few portraits, including one of G. A. Ruperti, pastor of the Dutch Church in London in 1709. Hulsberg was warden of the Lutheran Church in the Savoy, and was supported by that congregation and the brethren of a Dutch box club during two years of continued illness and incapacity for work.

He died in May 1729 of a paralytic fit, and was buried in the Savoy.

[Dodd's manuscript Hist. of English Engravers (Brit. Mus. Addit. MS. 33402); Vertue's MSS. (Brit. Mus. Addit. MS. 23069, &c.)]

L. C.