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Revere, Paul (1734–1818). Engraver and silversmith 

The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists

Ann Lee Morgan

Also a patriot and industrialist. Transformed into a folk hero in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s 1861 poem “Paul Revere’s Ride,” Revere figured also among the most important early American artisans. As an engraver, he issued scenic and portrait prints, bookplates, trade cards, currency, and other ephemera, besides producing book and periodical illustrations. A lifelong Bostonian trained in his father’s shop, he was already known his twenties as a distinguished silversmith. At the same time, he became active politically and before long was allied with ... ...

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