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Ballantine, James (1807/8–1877), stained-glass artist and writer, was born in Edinburgh, the son of James Ballantine, a brewer, and his wife, Margaret Anderson. He served an apprenticeship with David Roberts, then working as an Edinburgh house decorator and theatrical scenery painter, and also studied draughtsmanship at the ...

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Baxter, Thomas (1782–1821), china painter, was born in Worcester on 18 February 1782. His father had workshops at 1 Goldsmith Street, Gough Square, Fleet Street, London, connected with Worcester, for painting and gilding china; Baxter received his first instruction from him. He also painted on enamel, and his usual subjects were shells. He was a fellow student of ...

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Beilby family (per. c. 1755–1819), glass enamellers and engravers, originated with William Beilby (1740–1819), glass enameller, born on 9 July 1740 in Durham, the fourth of the seven children of William Beilby (1706–1765), a silversmith, and his wife, Mary Bainbridge (...

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Birch, William Russell (1755–1834), enamel painter and printmaker, was born in Warwickshire on 9 April 1755, the son of Thomas Birch, a noted surgeon, and his wife, Mary Russell. After an unsuccessful start at a Latin school he was taken in by a wealthy cousin, ...

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Henry Bone (1755–1834) by John Opie, 1799 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bone, Henry (1755–1834), miniature and enamel painter, was born at Truro on 6 February 1755, the son of Henry Bone, a cabinet-maker and carver, who took his family to Plymouth, where Bone learned to paint on hard paste china for the Cookworthy factory. He continued his apprenticeship with ...

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Henry Pierce Bone (1779–1855) self-portrait, 1847 Christie's Images Ltd. (2004)