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Albin, Eleazar (d. 1742?), naturalist and watercolour painter, may have been born somewhere in the German states to a family named Weiss. Nothing is known of his early life, although he later claimed, in his Natural History of Birds (1731–8), to have been 'at ...

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Allingham [née Paterson], Helen Mary Elizabeth (1848–1926), watercolour painter, was born on 26 September 1848 at Swadlincote, Derbyshire, the eldest of the seven children (three boys and four girls) of Alexander Henry Paterson (1825–1862), medical practitioner and surgeon, and his wife, Mary Chance Herford (1824–1894)...

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Helen Mary Elizabeth Allingham (1848–1926) by unknown photographer courtesy of Burgh House and Hampstead Museum

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Anderson, (Alfred Charles) Stanley (1884–1966), printmaker and watercolour painter, was born on 11 May 1884 at 11 North Road, Bristol, the son of Alfred Ernest Anderson (1859–1939), of Heavitree, Devon, who started his own business as a skilled general and heraldic engraver, and his wife, ...

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(Alfred Charles) Stanley Anderson (1884–1966) self-portrait, 1933 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Angell [née Coleman], Helen Cordelia (1847–1884), watercolour painter, was born in January 1847 at Horsham in Sussex, the fifth daughter in a family of twelve children born to William Thomas Coleman, a physician, and his wife, Henrietta Dendy. Despite her father's lack of sympathy for the visual arts, ...

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Annesley, Lady Mabel Marguerite (1881–1959), wood-engraver and watercolour painter, was born on 25 February 1881, at Annesley Lodge, Regent's Park, London, the daughter of Hugh Annesley, fifth Earl Annesley (1831–1908), lieutenant-colonel in the Scots Fusilier Guards and landowner, and his wife, Mabel Wilhelmina Frances Markham, ...

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Lady Mabel Marguerite Annesley (1881–1959) by Lafayette, 1898 [detail] V&A Images, The Victoria and Albert Museum

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Archer, John Wykenham (1806–1864), printmaker and watercolour painter, was born on 2 August 1806 in Newcastle upon Tyne, the eldest son of a 'respectable and prosperous tradesman of that town' (GM, 246). Little is known of his early life, but his obituary in the ...

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Austin, Robert Sargent (1895–1973), engraver and watercolour painter, was born on 23 June 1895 at 14 Magazine Square, Leicester, the eldest of the three children of Robert Austin, a cabinet-maker, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Smith. Encouraged by his father, after leaving Lansdowne Road school...