John Collet

British; artist (c. 1725 – 1780). Painter of genre low-life subjects; studied St. Martin's Lane Academy and was pupil of Lambert; popularized by engravings by John Goldar; according to Alexander, Collet's output falls into three periods: in the late 1760s, a number of his designs were engraved by Goldar and others for Thomas Bradford of Fleet Street; 1768-73, prints after his work were jointly published by Robert Sayer and John Smith, and from 1774-76 by Sayer and Bennett; 1777-81, mezzotints after his designs published by Carington Bowles.

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