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Faed, John (1819–1902), painter, was born on 31 August 1819 at Barley Mill, Girthon, near Gatehouse of Fleet, Kirkcudbrightshire, the eldest of the six children of James Faed (1777–1843), tenant farmer, miller, and engineer, and his wife, Mary McGeoch (1790–1866). Four of his five siblings also displayed great artistic talent. They were ...

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MacNicol [married name Frew], Elizabeth [Bessie] (1869–1904), painter, was born on 15 July 1869 at 352 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, the fourth child and elder twin daughter of Peter MacNicol (1839–1903), schoolmaster and later head of Anderston burgh school, and his wife, ...

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McTaggart, William (1835–1910), painter, was born on 25 October 1835 at Aros in Kintyre, the third of the eight children of Dugald McTaggart (1797–1861) and Barbara Brolochan (also known as Brodie; 1804–1884). He was baptized on 28 October at Campbeltown. In the artist's earliest years his father was a crofter working difficult land. By 1841 the family had moved to ...

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William McTaggart (1835–1910) self-portrait, 1892 [A Study of Oak Leaves in Autumn (Self-Portrait)] National Gallery of Scotland

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Reid, Archibald David (1844–1908), painter, was born on 8 June 1844 in Aberdeen, the fourth of the five sons (in a family of thirteen children) of George Reid, blacksmith and later manager of the Aberdeen Copper Company, and his wife, Esther Tait. Archy...