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Austen, William (fl. 1449–1454), metal-founder, is known only for his work on the tomb of Richard Beauchamp, earl of Warwick (d. 1439), in the latter's chantry in St Mary's Church, Warwick. Documentary evidence for Austen's involvement survives in the form of seventeenth-century transcripts, and eighteenth- and nineteenth-century copies of transcripts, taken from medieval contracts which appear to have been incomplete when the transcripts were made, and which are now lost....

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Benson, William Arthur Smith (1854–1924), metalwork designer, was born at 6 Sussex Square, Paddington, Middlesex, on 17 October 1854, the eldest in the family of four sons and two daughters of William Benson (1816–1887), barrister, and his wife, Elizabeth Soulsby, daughter of Thomas Smith...

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Broker, Nicholas (d. 1426), coppersmith, was, with his fellow craftsman Godfrey Prest (fl. 1395–1399), a citizen of London. In April 1395 the two men were awarded the contract for the gilt bronze effigies of Richard II and Queen Anne for their tomb in ...

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Bulloch, John (1805–1882), brass-finisher and literary scholar, was a native of Aberdeen. For most of his life he worked as a brass-finisher, and lived in very humble circumstances, but he devoted much of his leisure to literary pursuits. He contributed to The Athenaeum...

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Burman, Thomas (1617/18–1674), sculptor and metal-engraver, was born, according to an inscription on his tomb, in 1617 or 1618. He was apprenticed to Edward Marshall under the auspices of the Masons' Company of London in 1632 or 1633. From 1649 onwards he is recorded as living in ...

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Cripps, Wilfred Joseph (1841–1903), writer on silver, was born on 8 June 1841 in London, the eldest surviving child of William Cripps (1804/5–1848), barrister and MP for Cirencester, and his wife (and cousin), Mary Anne Harrison, daughter of Benjamin Harrison (1771–1856), treasurer of ...

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Evesham, Epiphanius (fl. 1570–c. 1623), sculptor, painter, and metal-engraver, was born in or before 1570, perhaps on the feast day of the Epiphany (6 January), the fourteenth and youngest son of William Evesham (1518/19–1584) and his wife, Jane (d. 1570), daughter of ...

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Goodden, Robert Yorke (1909–2002), designer and architect, was born on 7 May 1909 at Compton House, Over Compton, Dorset, the second of four sons of Robert Blundell Goodden (1881–1973), Church of England clergyman and later an army officer in the Welch regiment, and his first wife, ...