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Owen Macswiny was an Irish adventurer and impresario. Having spent 7 years in London he left England for Italy in 1713 in order to escape his creditores. On arrival he placed himself under the protection of Consul Smith and set himself up as an impresario, commissioning and handling paintings for sale in England. It was at this time that he conceived one of the most remarkable artistic projects of the age. Macswiny employed a variety of leading artists to paint a set of imaginary monuments, "in remembrance of a British Worthies who were bright and shining ornaments to their country". When back in London in the 1830s he set about publishing the series and employed a group of French engravers to produce "Tombs of the British Worthies". Out of the intended fifty copper plates originally proposed only 18 were produced.