James Caulfield 1764 - 1826

English; British
born in:
Clerkenwell, Islington, London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom

1780 - his father set him up with a small print shop in Old Round Court, in the Strand, where Dr Johnson was one of his customers. 1788 - began his work Portraits, Memoirs, and Characters of Remarkable Persons, a series of reproductions of old portrait paintings and copies of rare old or popular prints accompanied by letterpress biographies. 1821 - edited Memoirs of the Celebrated Persons Comprising the Kit-Cat Club to illuminate the mezzotints by John Faber and similar portraits.