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BYFIELD, JOHN (fl. 1830), wood engraver, held a high position in his profession, but no details of his life are recorded. He and his sister Mary cut the illustrations for an edition of Holbein's ‘Icones Veteris Testamenti,’ published in 1830, and he executed with great skill and fidelity, in conjunction with Bonner, the facsimiles of Holbein's ‘Dance of Death,’ published by Francis Douce in 1833. He also engraved the illustrations for an edition of Gray's ‘Elegy,’ published in 1835.

[Redgrave's Dictionary of Artists of the English School, 8vo, 1878.]

L. F.