Hurd, Nathaniel

Hurd, Nathaniel

(1729/30–77) engraver, silversmith; born in Boston, Mass. He worked in Boston as a silversmith and as a copperplate etcher of armorial bookplates and college seals. An early and skillful engraver, he had his portrait painted by John Singleton Copley (c. 1765).
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