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Benjamin Robert Haydon (1786–1846) by Georgiana Margaretta Zornlin, 1825 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Haydon, Benjamin Robert (1786–1846), history painter and diarist, born in Wimpole Street, Plymouth, Devon, on 26 January 1786, was the son of a printer, publisher, and bookseller, Benjamin Robert Haydon (1758–1813), who came from an old Devon family. His mother, Sarah Cobley (...