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Albin, Eleazar (d. 1742?), naturalist and watercolour painter, may have been born somewhere in the German states to a family named Weiss. Nothing is known of his early life, although he later claimed, in his Natural History of Birds (1731–8), to have been 'at ...

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Barralet, John James (1747–1815), watercolour painter, was born in Dublin, and came of a French family. He was educated under James Mannin in the Dublin Society Schools, where he was awarded a premium in 1764. He specialized in landscapes, producing prosaic works with no hint of drama, although the trees are particularly well executed. However, his forte was undoubtedly the figures who people many of his works and give a lively immediacy to his watercolours. He worked in ...

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Bentley, Charles (1805/6–1854), watercolour painter, was born in Tottenham Court Road, London, the son of a master carpenter; he may possibly be identified with Charles, the son of Thomas and Mary Bentley, baptized at St James's, Paddington, on 24 August 1806. He was apprenticed to the engraver ...

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Bowles, Edward Augustus [Gussie] (1865–1954), horticulturist and watercolour painter, was born on 14 May 1865 at Myddelton House, Bull's Cross, Enfield, Middlesex, the fourth of five children of Henry Carrington Bowles Bowles (formerly Treacher; 1830–1918), a landowner and governor of the New River Company...

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Edward Augustus Bowles (1865–1954) by unknown photographer Royal Horticultural Society, Lindley Library

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Boyce, George Price (1826–1897), watercolour painter, the son of George John Boyce (d. 1853) and his wife, Anne Price, was born on 24 September 1826 at Gray's Inn Terrace, Bloomsbury. His father was a prosperous London wine merchant, silversmith, and pawnbroker who lived near at least one of his pawnshops, in ...

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Boyne, John (1750s–1810), watercolour painter and engraver, was born in co. Down, Ireland. His father was originally a joiner by trade, but afterwards held an appointment in the victualling office at Deptford for many years. Boyne was brought to England when about nine years old, and subsequently articled (...

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Hercules Brabazon Brabazon (1821–1906) by John Singer Sargent © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Brabazon [formerly Sharpe], Hercules Brabazon (1821–1906), watercolour painter, was born Hercules Brabazon Sharpe on 27 November 1821 in Paris, the second of the four children of Hercules Sharpe (d. 1858) and his wife, Anne (d. 1837×40), daughter of Sir Anthony Brabazon, ...

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Bright, Henry (1810?–1873), watercolour painter, was born in Saxmundham in Suffolk, third son and probably youngest of the nine children of Jerome Bright (1770–1846), a clockmaker and jeweller, and his wife, Susannah Denny (c.1771–1842). Bright's date of birth is uncertain: the most likely date is 5 June 1810, although both his death certificate and gravestone state that he was fifty-nine when he died. The ...

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Burton, Sir Frederic William (1816–1900), watercolour painter and art administrator, was born on 8 April 1816 at Clifden House, Corofin, near Inchiquin Lake, co. Clare, Ireland. He was the third son of Samuel Frederic Burton (b. 1786), a country gentleman, and his wife, ...

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William Callow (1812–1908) by Edward Robert Hughes © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Callow, William (1812–1908), watercolour painter, was born in Greenwich, Kent, on 28 July 1812, elder son of Robert Callow (1786–1848), a master builder, and his wife, Elizabeth (d. 1848). John Callow was his younger brother. William Callow showed an early talent for drawing and at the age of eleven was tinting prints for the engraver ...

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Cockburn, James Pattison (1779–1847), army officer and watercolour painter, was born on 18 March 1779 in New York, the son of Colonel John Cockburn and his wife, Mary, daughter of Colonel Sir James Cockburn. He entered the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, as a cadet on 19 March 1793, and passed out, as a second lieutenant, ...

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Cotman, Miles Edmund (1810–1858), watercolour painter, was born on 5 February 1810 in Wymer Street, Norwich, the eldest of the five children of John Sell Cotman (1782–1842), artist of the Norwich school, and his wife, Ann (1783–1854), daughter of Edmund Miles of Felbrigg, Norfolk...

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Cozens, John Robert (1752–1797), landscape watercolour painter, is presumed to have been born in London, the elder of two children of Alexander Cozens (1717–1786), landscape artist, and his wife, the daughter of the engraver John Pine, whose first name is unknown. No record has been found of the place and date of his parents' marriage or of his birth or that of his sister, ...

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Cristall, Joshua (bap. 1768, d. 1847), watercolour painter, was baptized at St Botolph, Aldgate, London, on 22 April 1768, the eldest of the four children of Captain Alexander Cristall (1718/19–1802), mariner, and his second wife, Elizabeth Batten (1745–1801), daughter of John Batten (1709–1792)...

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Cumberland, George (1754–1848), writer on art and watercolour painter, was born in London on 27 November 1754, the younger son of the four children of George Cumberland (d. 1771) and his wife, Elizabeth Balchen. In 1769 he became a clerk in the ...