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ID: 500128673
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500128673

 
Record Type: Person
Caslon, William, I (English type founder and engraver, 1692 or 1693-1766)

Note: Caslon created his own type foundry in 1725. He was the first to cast Arabic type in England, and one of his fonts was used to print the Declaration of Independence in what is now the United States of America. His foundry was very successful and remained active under various owners, but under the Caslon name, for over 200 years.

Names:
Caslon, William, I (preferred,V)
William Caslon I (V,display)
Caslon, William (V)

Nationalities:
British (modern) (preferred)
English

Roles:
artist (preferred)
typographer
engravers (printmakers)

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Cradley (Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom) (inhabited place)
Died:  London (Greater London, England, United Kingdom) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
parent of ....  Caslon, William, II  
................  (English type founder and type designer, 1720-1778 or 1788) [500128676]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Caslon, William, I (I)

Biographies:
(English type founder and engraver, 1692 or 1693-1766) ..... [VP Preferred]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Caslon, William ........ [VP]
................................  Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon. Internationale Künstlerdatenbank (1993-2006)
................................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 25 February 2008
................................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008) "Typography;" accessed 25 February 2008
................................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) 85049214; accessed 25 February 2008
................................  Tracy, Advances in Arabic Printing (1975)
Caslon, William, I ........ [VP Preferred]
.....................................  Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon. Internationale Künstlerdatenbank (1993-2006)
.....................................  Friedl, Typography (1998) 162
William Caslon I ........ [VP]
.................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules

Subject: ........ [Gallery Systems, VP]
....................  Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon. Internationale Künstlerdatenbank (1993-2006)
....................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 25 February 2008
....................  Friedl, Typography (1998) 162
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n85049214
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008) "Typography;" accessed 25 February 2008
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n85049214
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) 85049214; accessed 25 February 2008
....................  Tracy, Advances in Arabic Printing (1975)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Friedl, Typography (1998)
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