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Brooker [née Beacon], Daphne Elizabeth (1927–2012), model and fashion teacher, was born on 8 June 1927 at the Ormond Maternity Home, 29 Blantyre Street, Chelsea, London, the elder child and only daughter of Charles Beacon, chauffeur, and his wife, Mabel Elizabeth, née...

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Brown, Frederick (1851–1941), painter, was born at Chelmsford on 14 March 1851, the third child and second son of the seven children of William Brown, an artist who did armorial painting on carriages and taught drawing, and his wife, Susan Brewster. He was educated at ...

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Carter, Howard (1874–1939), artist and archaeologist, was born on 9 May 1874 at 10 Rich Terrace, Brompton, Kensington, London, youngest child of Samuel John Carter (1835–1892), artist and illustrator, of Kensington and Swaffham, Norfolk, and his wife, Martha Joyce (1837?–1920), daughter of Mr Sands...

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Howard Carter (1874–1939) by William Carter, 1924 © Griffith Institute, Oxford

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Collingwood, William Gershom (1854–1932), author, artist, and antiquary, was born on 6 August 1854 at 87 Chatham Street, Liverpool, the eldest son of the artist William Collingwood (1819–1903), of the Royal Watercolour Society, and his wife, Marie Imhoff (d. 1873) of Arbon, Switzerland...

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Fairholt, Frederick William (bap. 1813, d. 1866), artist and antiquary, was born in London and baptized on 18 July 1813 at St Anne's, Soho, the sixteenth and only surviving child of a Prussian immigrant, whose name, Fahrholz, was Anglicized when he settled in ...

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Fisher, Thomas (1772–1836), artist and antiquary, was born on 24 February 1772 in Rochester, Kent, and baptized there on 20 March at the church of St Nicholas. He was the second son of the two sons and one younger daughter of Thomas Fisher (...

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Glück, Louis [pseud. Louis Glück Rosenthal] (1804–1874), artist and Hebrew scholar, was born in Posen in Prussia. His father, Pielte Elimelech Glück (d. c.1840), a furrier, was a prominent (hakham) member of the Jewish community. Nothing is known of ...

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Hartley, Marie (1905–2006), artist, historian, and collector, was born on 25 September 1905 at Middleton Road, Morley, Yorkshire, the only daughter and elder child of Harry Hartley, a prosperous shoddy, or felt, manufacturer, and his wife, Gertrude, née Hinchliffe, whose family made woollen cloth in the town and presented a window symbolizing Aspiration to ...

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Thomas Kerrich (1748–1828) self-portrait, 1774 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Kerrich, Thomas (1748–1828), artist and antiquary, was born at the vicarage, Dersingham, Norfolk, on 4 February 1748, the only son of Samuel Kerrich (1696–1768), vicar of Dersingham and rector of Wolferton and West Newton, Norfolk, and his second wife, Barbara (1706–1762), elder daughter of ...

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Moulton, Richard Green (1849–1924), extramural lecturer and literary critic, was born at 10 Charles Street, Preston, on 5 May 1849, the youngest of six children of James Egan Moulton (1805/6–1866), a well-known Wesleyan Methodist minister, and his wife, Catherine, née Fiddian. Moulton's mother died in 1855, when he was six years old, and his father remarried in 1857, to ...

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O'Neill, Henry (1798–1880), artist and antiquary, was born at Clonmel, co. Tipperary, the only child of Henry O'Neill and his wife, the daughter of Samuel Watson, a bookseller. After the early death of his parents, he was brought up by his paternal aunt ...

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Richter, Henry James (1772–1857), artist and philosopher, was born in Newman Street, Marylebone, Middlesex, or possibly at 40 Great Newport Street, Soho, on 8 March 1772 and baptized at St Anne's, Soho, on 5 April. He was the second son of Mary Haig...

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Sumner, (George) Heywood Maunoir (1853–1940), artist and archaeologist, was born on 14 October 1853 in Old Alresford, Hampshire, the youngest of three children and only son of the Revd George Henry Sumner (1826–1909), rector of Alresford and later bishop of Guildford, and his wife, ...

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Throsby, John (1740–1803), antiquary and artist, was born in the parish of St Martin's, Leicester, on 21 December 1740, the eldest son of Nicholas Throsby (bap. 1700, d. 1782), a tailor and alderman of Leicester who was the younger son of Robert and Ann Throsby...

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Tyson, Michael (1740–1780), antiquary and artist, was born on 18 November 1740 at Stamford, Lincolnshire, the only child of Michael Tyson (1711–1794), rector of St George's and afterwards dean of Stamford and archdeacon of Huntingdon, and his first wife, Elizabeth Walburge, née Curtis...

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Watkins, Alfred (1855–1935), archaeologist and inventor of photographic equipment, was born on 27 January 1855 at the Imperial Hotel, Widemarsh Street, Hereford, the third of the ten children of Charles Watkins (1821–1888), a prosperous local farmer, miller, brewer, and hotel owner, and his wife, ...

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Wilkinson, Sir Nevile Rodwell (1869–1940), army officer, artist, and herald, was born on 26 October 1869 at Highgate, Middlesex, the third son of Colonel Josiah Wilkinson, a barrister practising at the parliamentary bar, and his wife, Alice Emma, daughter of Thomas Smith, of ...

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Williams, Denis Joseph Ivan [Dennis] (1923–1998), artist, archaeologist, and novelist, was born on 1 February 1923 in Georgetown, British Guiana, the son of Joseph Alexander Williams, a merchant, and his wife, Isabella, née Adonis, a seamstress and amateur painter, and lady's maid to an expatriate wife. He was originally named ...