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Deare, John (1759–1798), sculptor, was born in Liverpool on 26 October 1759, the son of Thomas Deare (fl. 1757–1789), a jeweller and artist in hair of Liverpool, and Esther Molyneaux. He was apprenticed in 1776 to Thomas Carter, a successful London carver, particularly of chimneypieces. The next year he enrolled at the ...

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John Flaxman (1755–1826) by George Romney, 1795 [, modelling the bust of William Hayley (1745-1820)] © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Flaxman, John (1755–1826), sculptor, decorative designer, and illustrator, was born on 6 July 1755 in York, the second son of three children of John Flaxman (1726–1795), a minor sculptor and producer of plaster casts and models, and his first wife, formerly Miss Lee (...