Georg Friedrich Schmidt - Engraver and Printer

Georg Friedrich Schmidt

Born Jan 24, 1712 in Schönerlinde near Berlin
Died Jan 25, 1775 in Berlin

Biography: 

Prussian engraver and painter who studied ca. 1736 in Paris under the French master Larmessin. Royal engraver in Berlin 1744-1757 and in Skt. Petersburg from 1757. He returned to work in Berlin in 1762, and stayed there until his death in 1775.

Life with Boswell: 

Boswell went, with C. F. Hübner, to see a selection of Schmidt's prints on August 27, 1764. It is unclear if Schmidt himself was present.