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Anderson, William (1842–1900), anatomist and writer on art, was born on 18 December 1842 in London at the Eldon Arms, Queen Square, the son of William Henry Anderson, licensed victualler, and his wife, Ann, formerly Cattel. After attending the City of London School...

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Bushell, Stephen Wootton (1844–1908), physician and art historian, born on 28 July 1844 at Woodnesborough, near Sandwich, Kent, was the third son of William Bushell, a farmer, and his wife, Sarah Frances Wootton. After education at Tunbridge Wells School and at Grange Court, Chigwell...

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Colyer, Sir (James) Frank (1866–1954), dental surgeon and museum curator, was born on 25 September 1866 at 2 Loughborough Villas, Loughborough Road, Lambeth, London, one of the sons of James Colyer, dentist, and his wife, Rebecca Hastings, née Farrow. There is no information about ...

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Edward Whitaker Gray (1748–1806) by Sir Augustus Wall Callcott [detail] © Royal Society

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Gray, Edward Whitaker (1748–1806), physician and museum curator, was born on 21 March 1748, probably in London, the second son of Samuel Gray (bap. 1693?, d. 1766), seedsman, and his wife, Juliana, née Kelly (d. 1774). An older brother, Samuel Gray (1739–1771)...

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Heaviside, John (bap. 1748, d. 1828), surgeon and museum proprietor, the son of John Heaviside (c.1717–1787), surgeon, and his wife, Mary Elliott (c.1718–1792), was born in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, and was baptized on 18 April 1748. After being educated by ...

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Kris, (Walter) Ernst (1900–1957), art historian and psychoanalyst, was born in Vienna on 26 April 1900, the son of Leopold Kris, a lawyer, and his wife, Rosa. Precocious and prolific, he graduated in 1922 from Vienna University under Julius von Schlosser, with a PhD thesis on the bizarre ceramics—incorporating casts from life—of the French Renaissance potter ...

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Propert, John Lumsden (1834–1902), physician and art critic, was born on 9 April 1834, the son of John Propert (1792–1867), surgeon, and his wife, Juliana Ross. His father founded in 1855 the Royal Medical Benevolent College, Epsom, and served as its treasurer. Propert...

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Thompson, Charles John Samuel (1862–1943), medical historian and museum curator, was born in Liverpool on 27 August 1862, the second son of John Thompson (1820–1900), pharmaceutical chemist, and his wife, Ann Amelia Miners (b. 1825). His father, a native of Sheffield, had settled in ...