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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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Briot, Nicholas (1579–1646), coin- and seal-engraver and medallist, was born at Damblein in Bassigny, duchy of Bar, France, the son of Didier Briot, merchant. Between 1606 and 1625 he was engraver-general at the Paris mint, where he experimented with machinery for striking coins, a subject which was to dominate his thinking for the rest of his life. Having set out his proposals in 1615 in a treatise entitled ...

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Burman, Thomas (1617/18–1674), sculptor and metal-engraver, was born, according to an inscription on his tomb, in 1617 or 1618. He was apprenticed to Edward Marshall under the auspices of the Masons' Company of London in 1632 or 1633. From 1649 onwards he is recorded as living in ...

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Evesham, Epiphanius (fl. 1570–c. 1623), sculptor, painter, and metal-engraver, was born in or before 1570, perhaps on the feast day of the Epiphany (6 January), the fourteenth and youngest son of William Evesham (1518/19–1584) and his wife, Jane (d. 1570), daughter of ...

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Gilbert, Sir Alfred (1854–1934), sculptor and goldsmith, was born on 12 August 1854 at 13 Berners Street, off Oxford Street in London, the eldest of the four children of Alfred Gilbert (1828–1902), an organist and editor of eighteenth-century musical texts, and his wife, ...

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Sir Alfred Gilbert (1854–1934) by Ralph W. Robinson, 1889 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Yeo, Richard (d. 1779), coin- and medal-engraver, produced silver season tickets for entry to Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens. These tickets were sold from 1737 and carried images symbolizing the arts and pleasures to be enjoyed in the gardens. Yeo's signature appears on tickets showing the muses Euterpe and Thalia. ...