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De Brie, Dick Theodore (DNB00)


DE BRIE, DICK THEODORE (1528–1598), engraver, was born at Liège in 1528, and worked for the greater part of his life at Frankfort. He was for some years in London, and did work here which makes his name of some interest to the English student. He engraved the plates to Boissard's ‘Roman Antiquities,’ published in four volumes. He engraved also, in thirty-four plates, ‘The Grand Funeral Procession and Obsequies of Sir Philip Sidney.’ These were ‘invented’ by Thomas Lant, ‘Portcullis Poursuivant,’ and appeared in 1587. De Brie also engraved the plates to the ‘Brief and True Report of the New found land of Virginia,’ by Thomas Hariot.

[Walpole's Anecdotes of Painters; Redgrave's Dict. of Artists; Bryan's Dict. of Painters and Engravers.]

E. R.