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The Scottish Nation

ELDER, WILLIAM, an eminent engraver of the seventeenth century, was a native of Scotland, and excelled principally in heads. He engraved a print of himself in a fur cap, and another in a wig. Among his works are heads of Pythagoras, Dr. Mayern, John Ray, Dr. Morton, Archbishop Sancroft, George Parker, Charles Snell, writing-master, Admiral Russell, and Judge Pollexfen. His best work was a plate of Ben Jonson. He died about 1698.

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