George Bickham (English, 1684-1789)

Pages from The Universal Penman

The Universal Penman, published in 1741, was the ultimate guide to English penmanship. Engraved by George Bickham after the designs of England's finest scriptwriters, The Universal Penman was a compilation of broadsides, each one focusing on a different art, profession, emotion, or human moral. Beside the handwriting, may of the broadsides are highlighted with engraved vignette illustrations done by Bickham.

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    Plate 173, Wisdom

    For The Universal Penman. Penman: W. Clark. Engraver: George Bickham. Published in London, 1740.
    Sheet: 16 x 10 inches.
    16590
    $120
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    Plate 27, Learning

    For The Universal Penman. Penman: Samuel Vaux. Engraver: George Bickham. Published in London, 1740.
    Sheet: 16 x 10 inches.
    $120
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    Plate 136, Promises

    For The Universal Penman. Penman: Nathaniel Dove. Engraver: George Bickham. Published in London, 1740.
    Sheet: 16 x 10 inches.
    $100
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    Plate 204, Merit

    For The Universal Penman. Penman: Joseph Champion. Engraver: George Bickham. Published in London, 1740.
    Sheet: 16 x 10 inches.
    $100
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    Plate 101, Painting

    For The Universal Penman. Penman: Joseph Champion. Engraver: George Bickham. Published in London, 1740.
    Sheet: 16 x 10 inches.
    $100
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    Plate 109, Liberty

    For The Universal Penman. Penman: W. Clark. Engraver: George Bickham. Published in London, 1740.
    Sheet: 16 x 10 inches.
    $120
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    Freedom

    For The Universal Penman. Engraver: Emanuel Hustin. Published in London, 1740.
    Sheet: 16 x 10 inches.
    $120
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    Plate 208, Greek

    For The Universal Penman. Engraver: George Bickham. Published in London, 1740.
    Sheet: 16 x 10 inches.
    $100
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    Plate 55, Laughter

    For The Universal Penman. Penman: Joseph Champion. Engraver: George Bickham. Published in London, 1740.
    Sheet: 16 x 10 inches.
    $100