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Aikman, George (1830–1905), painter and engraver, was born in Warriston Close, off the High Street, Edinburgh, on 20 May 1830, the ninth child of George Aikman, engraver, and Alison Mackay (d. in or before 1859), his wife. His father had been an engraver for ...

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Atkinson, John Augustus (1774x6–1830), painter and engraver, is of unknown parentage. He was taken as a boy aged eight or nine to St Petersburg by the mezzotint engraver James Walker, who may have been his uncle and who had accepted a post at the court of ...

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Bentley, Joseph Clayton (1809–1851), engraver and painter, was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, the third son and fifth child of Greenwood Bentley (1777–1858), a well-known Bradford solicitor, and Jane, the daughter of Robert Stockdale, gentleman, of West Marton, Skipton, Yorkshire. He began his artistic career as a landscape painter, and was a founder member of the ...

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Burford, Thomas (b. c. 1710, d. in or after 1776), engraver and painter, was born about 1710. He seems to have been trained as both a painter and a mezzotint engraver, as his earliest known works, dating from 1741, include a portrait of ...

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Burnet, John (1784–1868), painter, engraver, and writer on art, was born in Musselburgh, Edinburghshire, on 20 March 1784, the elder son of George Burnet, surveyor-general of excise for Scotland, and his wife, Anne Cruikshank. His younger brother was the landscape artist James M. Burnet...

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Byrne family (per. 1765–1849), engravers and painters, came to prominence with William Byrne (1743–1805), landscape engraver, who was born in London but studied for some time under his uncle, an engraver of arms in Birmingham, and, it is said, under F. G. Aliamet...

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