Fletcher, Henry (fl.1710-1750) (DNB00)

FLETCHER, HENRY (fl. 1710–1750), engraver, worked in London, and produced engravings possessing some merit. He most excelled as an engraver of flowers, notably ‘The Twelve Months of Flowers’ and ‘The Twelve Months of Fruits,’ engraved from drawings by Peter Casteels [q. v.], made in 1730 for a publication by Robert Furber, the well-known gardener. He also engraved some fine plates of birds from drawings by Casteels and Charles Collins. He engraved some of the vignettes and tail-pieces to the first edition of Voltaire's ‘Henriade,’ published in London in 1728. Among his other works were ‘Bathsheba,’ after Sebastiano Conca; a set of views of Venice, engraved with L. P. Boitard after Canaletto; ‘A View of Stocks Market in 1738,’ and ‘A View of the Fountain in Temple Gardens,’ after Joseph Nichols; ‘A View of Bethlehem Hospital, Moorfields,’ and portraits of Robert Nelson (1715), after Kneller, Ebenezer Pemberton (1727), and the Rev. Robert Warren.

[Dodd's manuscript History of English Engravers; Le Blanc's Manuel de l'Amateur d'Estampes; Cohen's Guide de l'Amateur des Livres à Figures du xviiime Siècle; Redgrave's Dict. of Artists.]

L. C.