The body text from the published Browne Review. Baskerville became a writing master at Birmingham but in 1740 established a japanning business, whose profits enabled him to experiment in typography. Wife: Elizabeth Touchet. Stylistically, Mrs Eaves is a revival of the Baskerville typefaces cut for Baskerville by John Handy. Title-page of the 1757 quarto edition of the works of Virgil, Volume One of The works of Joseph Addison (1761), The 1766 translation of Virgil into English, by Robert Andrews, For other people named John Baskerville, see. About 1726 he became a writing master at Birmingham, and he seems to have had a great talent for calligraphy and for cutting inscriptions in stone. There has been a long history of skeptical thought and enquiry in Birmingham. Family Background: He practised as a printer in Birmingham, England. [1], However, in 1821 a canal was built through the land and his body was placed on show by the landowner until Baskerville's family and friends arranged to have it moved to the crypt of Christ Church, Birmingham. Sir James Baskerville was the eldest son of Sir John Baskerville and Elizabeth Touchet.. 1775. Mrs Eaves is a modern serif that retains an air of antiquated dignity. Baskerville, John (1706–1775), printer and typefounder, was born at Sion Hill, Wolverley, near Kidderminster, Worcestershire, the son of John Baskervile (d. 1738) and his wife, Sara or Sarah; he was baptized at Wolverley on 28 January 1707.It is likely that the … Bowdoin College uses Mrs Eaves in the college wordmark and in many other official materials. Issue 38, The Authentic Issue, saw the first extensive use of Mrs Eaves in Emigre Magazine. In creating it, she was influenced by how it would be printed by contrast to printing in Baskerville's time: considering the flatness of offset lithography in comparison to letterpress printing, and the resolution of set devices and on-screen display. Roman and petite caps. John Baskerville (baptised 28 January 1707 – 8 January 1775) was an English businessman, in areas including japanning and papier-mâché, but he is best remembered as a printer and type designer.[1][2][3]. John Baskerville, who owned the estate ... came to live with him as a housekeeper shortly after the purchase of Easy Hill, and for all intents and purposes, as a wife. Baskerville in later life, oil on canvas by James Millar. He was unmarried and without issue. The merits of Caslon's types were rediscovered after a brief eclipse in the popularity of John Baskerville's 28th January 1706, Sion Hill, Wolverley, near Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England. (2011).