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Andrews, Henry Charles (fl. 1794–1830), botanical artist and engraver, is an elusive figure; little is known of his family background or education. He presumably received some artistic training before the mid-1790s, for his earliest engravings of plants are dated 1794; he may have been the ...

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Angus, Margaret MacGregor [Peggy] (1904–1993), designer and artist, was born on 9 November 1904 in Coronel, Chile, the tenth surviving child of David Angus (1855–1926), railway engineer, and his wife, Mary, née Wilson (1860–1939), a former teacher. Her parents were originally from Scotland...

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Mary Nicol Armour (1902–2000) by Andy Stark © Andy Stark

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Armour [née Steel], Mary Nicol (1902–2000), still-life and landscape painter, was born at Blantyre, Lanarkshire, on 27 March 1902, the eldest of six children of William Steel, a metal dresser in the steelworks at Blantyre, and his wife, Jabina Gilbert. She won a scholarship to ...

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Baker, John (1725/6–1771), flower painter, was, according to Joseph Farington's notebooks, born in Larkners Lane, Holborn, London; his father was a coach-painter who died while he was a child. The family business was maintained by his mother, who entered a partnership with a ...

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Bartholomew, Valentine (1799–1879), flower painter, was born on 18 January 1799 in Red Lion Street, Clerkenwell, London, the son of Josiah Bartholomew, a watchmaker, and his wife, Betsy. Alfred Bartholomew, the architect, was his younger brother. From 1821 to 1827 he worked for and resided with the lithographer ...

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Bauer, Ferdinand Lukas (1760–1826), botanical artist, was born on 20 January 1760 at Feldsberg, Austria, the son of Lukas Bauer or Baur (1706/7–1762), court painter to the prince of Liechtenstein, and his wife, Theresia, née Hirsch. Three sons—Joseph (1756–1831), Franz Andreas Bauer (1758–1840)...

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Bauer, Franz Andreas (1758–1840), microscopist and botanical artist, was born on 4 October 1758 in Feldsberg, Austria (now Valtice, Czech Republic). He was the second of the four sons of Lukas Bauer or Baur (1706/7–1762), a religious and court painter to the ...

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Franz Andreas Bauer (1758–1840) by William Brockedon, 1834 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Blackwell [née Blachrie], Elizabeth (bap. 1707, d. 1758), botanical author and artist, was baptized on 22 June 1707 at St Nicholas, Aberdeen, the sixth daughter of a prosperous stocking merchant, William Blachrie (b. c.1669) and his wife, Isobel Fordyce. Elizabeth...