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Baily, Edward Hodges (1788–1867), sculptor and designer and modeller of silver, was born on 10 March 1788 at Bristol, the son of William Baily, a ship's carver, and his wife, Martha. After leaving school at the age of fourteen Baily was placed in a merchant's counting house where he remained for two years. He formed an acquaintance with a local artist called ...

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Chitqua (c. 1728–1796) by John Hamilton Mortimer, 1771 Courtesy of the Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons of England

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Chitqua [Tan-Che-Qua] (c. 1728–1796), clay figure portrait artist, was probably born in Guangdong province, China; further details of his family and upbringing are unknown. In Canton (Guangzhou) he became an accomplished clay figure portrait artist, catering primarily to visiting merchants and ships' officers who sent his clay portraits to relatives in ...

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Dixey, John (1763–1820), sculptor and modeller, was born on 19 August 1763 in Dublin but spent the vast majority of his life outside Ireland. Of his parents, nothing is known. As a young man he moved to London in order to study at the ...

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Edwards, George [alias George Parker, G. E. Parker, Mr Wards] (1787?–1843), modeller and spy, was born in London, the youngest of three children of a man called Edwards and a sometime lottery keeper by the name of Gordon, whom Edwards had courted in a gin shop, according to ...

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Engleheart, Thomas (bap. 1745, d. 1809), modeller and carver, was born in Kew, Surrey, and baptized on 15 April 1745 at St Anne's Church, Kew Green. He was the third surviving son of Francis Engelheart or Engleheart (1713/14–1773), an ornamental plasterer who had emigrated from ...

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Gosset, Isaac (1713–1799), frame maker and wax modeller, was born in St Helier, Jersey, on 2 May 1713, the sixth and posthumous son of Jean Gosset and his wife, Suzanne d'Allain. His parents had married in St Helier on 11 July 1696, his mother having earlier abjured Roman Catholicism in the parish church. ...

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William Harbutt (1844–1921) by unknown photographer [with his wife, Elizabeth (Bessie) Cambridge, and their family] courtesy of the Harbutt Family