George Vertue

English (1684 - 1756)
George Vertue Mary, Queen of Scots, 1542 - 1587. Reigned 1542 - 1567 Published 1735


Born 1684
Died 1756
Nationality English
Birth place London
Death place London

George Vertue was an engraver and antiquarian, and served as the first official engraver to the Society of Antiquities of London from its revival in 1717. He was responsible for the engraving and printing of all the images published by the society in its journal Vetusta Monumenta, as well as spending time researching the history of art in Britain, a topic which would occupy him for the rest of his life.