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Jennett Humphreys

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Bowen, James (bap. 1718, d. 1774), painter and topographer, was baptized on 29 January 1718 at St Chad's, Shrewsbury, the son of John Bowen and his wife, Anne, née Wilding. He collected substantial materials for a history of Shropshire, having taken notes on churches, sketches of monuments, and transcripts of records when he was accompanying ...

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Jennett Humphreys

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Bowen, John (1755/6–1832), painter and genealogist, was born in Shrewsbury, the eldest son of James Bowen (bap. 1718, d. 1774), painter and topographer, of that town. He studied the local antiquities under his father, who had compiled notes and sketches towards a history of ...

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Boys, Thomas Shotter (1803–1874), topographical watercolour painter and printmaker, was born on 2 January 1803 at Pentonville, near London, the son of a salesman. He was apprenticed on 4 February 1817 to the London engraver George Cooke. His earliest recorded prints are an etching of 1823 after an antique vase in ...

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Briggs, Henry Perronet (1791–1844), antiquary and subject painter, was born at Walworth, London, the son of John Hobart Briggs (bap. 1760), who held a lucrative position in the Post Office, and his wife, Mary, née Oldham. He was named after his great-grandfather the Methodist minister ...

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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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Collins, Richard (d. 1732), portrait painter and topographical draughtsman, was the son of the Peterborough artist Richard Collins. He trained under the painter Michael Dahl. Based in Peterborough, he painted in and around Lincolnshire and Leicestershire. He made a number of portraits of the ...

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Maria Louisa Catherine Cecilia Cosway, Baroness Cosway in the nobility of the Austrian empire (1760–1838) by Valentine Green, pubd 1787 (after self-portrait) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Cosway [née Hadfield], Maria Louisa Catherine Cecilia, Baroness Cosway in the nobility of the Austrian empire (1760–1838), history painter and educationist, was born at her father's hotel, Hadfield's (or Carlo's), Lungarno Capponi, Florence, on 17 July 1760, the eldest of five surviving children of ...

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Denholm, James (1772–1818), topographer and painter, was born in Glasgow and educated at Glasgow Academy. He was taught drawing and geography and became a painter of miniatures and landscapes. He made his publishing début in 1797, with An Historical and Topographical Description of the City of Glasgow...

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Douglas, Sir William Fettes (1822–1891), painter, antiquary, and curator, was born in the parish of St Cuthbert, Edinburgh, on 29 March 1822, eldest son of Douglas James Douglas, accountant with the Commercial Bank of Scotland, and Martha Brook, great-niece of Sir William Fettes, bt...

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Doyle, James William Edmund (1822–1892), illustrator and antiquary, was born in London on 22 October 1822, the eldest of the four sons of the caricaturist John Doyle (1797–1868), who used the pseudonym HB, and his wife, Marianna Conan (d. 1832). He was the brother of the artist and illustrator ...

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Dyce, William (1806–1864), painter and educationist, the fifth of fourteen children of William Dyce (1770–1836), a lecturer in medicine at Marischal College, was born on 19 September 1806 at 48 Marischal Street, Aberdeen. His mother was Margaret, daughter of James Chalmers of Westburn...

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William Dyce (1806–1864) by John Partridge, 1825 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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See Rogers, Claude Maurice

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Gifford, Denis (1927–2000), cartoonist and film historian, was born on 26 December 1927 at 1 Bampton Road, Forest Hill, London, the son of William Thomas Benjamin Gifford, a lithographic printer, and his wife, Amelia Emma Rachel, née Hutchings. From his early pre-school years he showed his talent for drawing, and he claimed that from the age of three he had begun to collect and cherish comics. He was educated in ...

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See Griffith, Francis Llewellyn

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Halfpenny, Joseph (1748–1811), topographical engraver and watercolour painter, was born on 9 October 1748 at Bishopthorpe, Yorkshire, where his father, Thomas Halfpenny, was gardener to the archbishop. He was apprenticed to a house-painter in York, where he lived in the parish of St Michael-le-Belfrey...

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Hamilton, Gavin (1723–1798), painter, archaeologist, and dealer, was born at Murdieston House in the parish of Bertram Shotts, Lanarkshire, second son of Alexander Hamilton (d. 1768) of Murdieston, laird of Inverdovat (now Tayfield), Fife, who had inherited Murdieston from his great-uncle Alexander Inglis...

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Hearne, Thomas (1744–1817), watercolour painter and topographical draughtsman, was born at Marshfield in Gloucestershire on 22 September 1744, the only son of William Hearne (d. 1749) and his wife, Prudence (d. after 1797). After William Hearne's death his widow and young son moved to ...

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Horrabin, James Francis [Frank] (1884–1962), socialist educator and cartoonist, was born at 12 Cromwell Road, Peterborough, on 1 November 1884, the eldest son of James Woodhouse Horrabin (d. 1937), a commercial traveller and later cutler, from Sheffield, and his wife, Mary Pinney (...