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Austin, William (1721/1733–1820), drawing-master and engraver, was apprenticed to George Bickham junior in 1747. This suggests that he was born about 1733, although he was said to have died aged ninety-eight, and a man named Austin was listed as an eminent painter in 1748. In 1756 ...

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William Austin (1721/17331733–1820) by James Godby, pubd 1809 (after Edmund Scott) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Barker, Benjamin (1776–1838), landscape painter and drawing-master, was the son of Benjamin Barker (c.1720–1793), a former solicitor and minor artist, and his wife, Anne, and the younger brother of the painter Thomas Barker (1767–1847), known as Barker of Bath. In the late 1770s the family moved from ...

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Baynes, James (1766–1837), watercolour painter and drawing-master, was born at Kirkby Lonsdale, Westmorland, in April 1766. According to Samuel Redgrave, his education was paid for by a friend, but this assistance apparently ceased on his marriage. A pupil of George Romney, he entered the ...

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Callow, John (1822–1878), marine painter and drawing-master, was born on 19 July 1822 in St Pancras, London, son of Robert Callow (b. 1786), a London carpenter, and his wife, Elizabeth, both of whom died in 1848. His childhood ambition was to be a sailor but in 1835 his elder brother ...

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See Evans, William [known as William Evans of Eton]

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Fisk, William Henry (1827–1884), landscape and historical genre painter and drawing teacher, was the son of William Fisk (1796–1872), a painter of portraits and historical subjects, and his wife, Margaret Thomas; he was baptized on 23 June 1827 at St Mary's, Marylebone Road, Middlesex...

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See Gardnor, John

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Green, Benjamin (bap. 1739, d. 1798), drawing master and engraver, was the ninth and youngest child of William Green (1696–1754) and his wife, Sarah (1696/7–1788); he was baptized at Halesowen parish church, Shropshire, on 5 April 1739. His career as an artist was probably founded on a family connection with ...

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See Green, Amos