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   Curtis
   John
   J. C. ; Ruricola (pseudonym) ;
   married
   several children
   1791 in Norwich, Norfolk
   1862
   Islington, London
   engraver on stone and sign painter Charles Curtis (?-1795)
   flower grower Frances (mother) ; engraver and painter Charles Morgan Curtis (1795-1839) (brother) ;
   taught by his father & naturalist Richard Walker (1791-1870) ; pupil of engr. Mr. Edwards of Bungay/Suffolk; earned his living in a lawyer's office
   United Kingdom
   William Kirby & William Spence: Introduction to Entomology (1815-26) ; J. Curtis: British Entomology (16 vols., 1834-39) & Farm Insects (1860/83) ; T. Horsfield: Plantae Javanicae (1822) ; Zoological Researches in Java (1824) ; Bennett & Browne: Plantae Java rariores ; Transactions of the Entomological Society of London (London 1807-12) ; Curtis’s Botanical Magazine (as successor of ->Sydenham Edwards (1769?-1819) ;
   Sir Joseph Banks ; Botanical Magazine ; Transactions of Linnean Society 1823; Horticultural Society; Royal Entomological Society
   James Charles Dale ; Simon Wilkin (1790-1862) ; William Elford Leach ; Pierre André Latreille ;
   botanical, zoological, and entomological copperplate engraving;,drawing, and watercolor painting ; hand-colouring
   http://delta-intkey.com/britin/index.htm ; http://fmhibd.library.cmu.edu/HIBD-DB/ArtCat/recordlist.php?-skip=1550&-max=25 ;
   British Museum Nat. Hist. London ; Melbourne http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Curtis_(entomologist) British Natural History Museum ;
   AKL 23 1999: 184 ; ThB 8 1913 ; DNB 1901 ; obituary of J. S., Royal Entomol. Soc. 1862 ; Blunt & Stearn 1955 ; Nissen: Botan. Buchillustration 1966; Zoolog. Buchillustration 1969/78 ; Lapage 1961: 46f., plate 3 ; Walpole 1969: 10 ; Sawyer 1971: 108 ; C. E. Jackson: hand-col. zool. ill. in: Arch. Nat. Hist. 38. 1 (2011): 48 ; Gilbert 2000: 6-7 & 142-3 ; Sprunger 1986: 10 ;
   Entomologist, artist, author, and butterfly collector (he collected butterflies in Sotland, Ireland, and central Europe) who learnt engraving deliberately so that he could produce his own plates. See also http://plantillustrations.org/artist.php?id_artist=161&mobile=0
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