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Batty, Robert (1788/9–1848), army officer and artist, was born in London, son of the obstetric physician, medical journal editor, and amateur artist Dr Robert Batty (1762/3–1849). After attending school in Kirkby Lonsdale, Westmorland, and in London, at the age of fifteen he travelled to ...

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Brown, John (bap. 1756?, d. 1816), military engineer and artist, was the second son of George Brown, an Aberdeenshire land surveyor, and Barbara, née May. He was probably baptized in Perth on 20 November 1756. Nothing is known of his education or early life; but he must have trained as a surveyor. He went at an early age to ...

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Crealock, Henry Hope (1831–1891), army officer, artist, and author, born on 31 March 1831, was the son of William Betton Crealock of Langeston, Littleham, near Bideford. Crealock entered Rugby School in February 1844. He was commissioned in the 90th light infantry on 13 October 1848, and promoted lieutenant on 24 December 1852 and captain on 29 December 1854. On 5 December 1854 he landed at ...

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John North Crealock (1836–1895) by unknown engraver © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Crealock, John North (1836–1895), army officer and artist, was born on 21 May 1836, the second son of William Betton Crealock of Langeston, Littleham, near Bideford. Educated at Rugby School, he was commissioned as ensign in the 95th (Derbyshire) regiment on 13 October 1854 and promoted lieutenant on 9 February 1855. From May 1855 to June 1856 he was inspector of musketry at ...

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Drake, John Poad (bap. 1794, d. 1883), inventor and artist, son of Thomas Drake and his wife, Frances Poad, was born in Stoke Damerel, Devon, where he was baptized on 20 July 1794. A shipwright in the naval dockyard at Plymouth, Thomas Drake...

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Harris, Tomás Joseph (1908–1964), artist, art dealer, and intelligence officer, was born on 10 April 1908 at 21 Lymington Road, Hampstead, London, the youngest son and sixth of the seven children of Lionel Harris (d. 1943) and his Spanish wife, Enriqueta Rodriguez...

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Luard, John (1790–1875), army officer, author, and artist, was the fourth son of Captain Peter John Luard (d. 23 May 1830) of the 4th light dragoons and of Blyborough, Kirton in Lindsey, Lincolnshire, and his wife, Louisa, daughter of Charles Dalbiac of ...

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Neville Stephen Bulwer- Lytton, third earl of Lytton (1879–1951) self-portrait, 1938 Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth, England

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Lytton, Neville Stephen Bulwer-, third earl of Lytton (1879–1951), artist and army officer, was born on 6 February 1879 in Calcutta, the fourth son and youngest of seven children of Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton, second Baron Lytton (1831–1891), who was created earl of Lytton...