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W. C. Monkhouse

revised by Arianne Burnette

Aggas, Robert (c. 1620–c. 1682), landscape and scene painter, was the son of Samuel Agas of St Andrew's parish, Holborn. The family was originally from Stoke by Nayland in Suffolk. Samuel Agas was the son of Edward Aggas, a bookseller and printer, and relative of ...

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Ashford, William (1746–1824), landscape painter, was born in Birmingham and baptized at St Martin's parish church on 20 May 1746, the son of Richard Ashford, but made his career in Ireland. Ashford's family must have been of reasonable social standing as when he was eighteen in 1764 he went, according to ...

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Bampfylde, Coplestone Warre (1720–1791), landscape painter and garden designer, was born on 28 February 1720 at Hestercombe House, Kingston, Taunton, great-grandson of Sir Coplestone Bampfylde (1637/8–1692) and the eldest of nine children of John Bampfylde (1691–1750), MP for Exeter and Devon, and his second wife, ...

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C. E. Dawkins

revised by R. J. Lambert

Barber, Joseph (1757–1811), landscape painter, was born at Newcastle upon Tyne, one of the six children of Joseph Barber, bookseller and copperplate printer, who resided at Amen Corner, and his wife, Eleanor. He settled at Birmingham, where he established a successful drawing school whose students included the watercolourist ...

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W. C. Monkhouse

revised by Anne Crookshank

Barret, George (1732?–1784), landscape painter, was born in Dublin, the son of a clothier. He was apprenticed to a stay maker and later attended the Dublin Society drawing schools under Robert West. While there he coloured prints for the publisher Silcock, and in 1747 he won a prize in the examination. He became a friend of ...

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Barret, George (1767–1842), landscape painter, was born in Orchard Street, Oxford Street, London, in December 1767, the third son of George Barret (1732?–1784) RA, the landscape painter, and his wife, Frances, née Percy, about four years after his father's arrival from Dublin. His eldest brother, ...

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Sir George Howland Beaumont, seventh baronet (1753–1827) by John Hoppner, 1803–8 © The National Gallery, London

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Beaumont, Sir George Howland, seventh baronet (1753–1827), art patron and landscape painter, was born on 6 November 1753, at Dunmow, Essex, the only surviving son of Sir George Beaumont, sixth baronet (1726–1762), landowner, and his wife, Rachel (1717/18–1814), daughter of Michael Howland of ...

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Beechey, Henry William (1788/9–1862), painter and explorer, was born probably at 37 Hill Street, Berkeley Square, London, the eldest son of the portrait painter Sir William Beechey (1753–1839) and his first wife. Nothing is known of his education. In August 1815 he became secretary to ...

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W. J. Lawrence

revised by C. D. Watkinson

Beverly, William Roxby (1810?–1889), scene-painter, was born at Richmond, Surrey, probably in 1810, the youngest son of William Beverly or Beverley (1764/5–1842) and his wife, Mary (1775/6–1851). The elder Beverly, a well-known actor–manager, had abandoned his own surname of Roxby on taking to the boards, to distinguish himself from his uncle ...

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R. E. Graves

revised by Anne Pimlott Baker

Binyon, Edward (1828–1876), landscape painter, was born in Manchester. He painted in oils and watercolours and exhibited nine paintings, mainly of Capri and Naples, at the Royal Academy between 1857 and 1876, including The Arch of Titus (exh. 1859), Coral Boat at Dawn, Bay of Naples...

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Boddington, Henry John (1811–1865), landscape painter, was born in the Marylebone district of London, as Henry John Williams, second son of the painter Edward (‘Moonlight’) Williams (1781–1855) and his wife, Ann Hildebrandt (bap. 1780, d. 1851), who was of German-Jewish extraction. Edward Williams...

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Bough, Samuel (1822–1878), landscape and marine painter, was born on 8 January 1822 at Abbey Street, Carlisle, the third of five children of James Bough (1794–1845), shoemaker, and Lucy Walker (1785–1836), a cook. He was baptized at St Mary's Church on 10 February. ...

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Brett, John (1831–1902), landscape and marine painter, was born at Bletchingley, Surrey, on 8 December 1831, the son of Captain Charles Curtis Brett (1789–1865), an army veterinarian attached to the 12th lancers, and Ann Pilbean (b. 1808/9). As a boy he studied drawing in ...

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Richard Garnett

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Bridell, Frederick Lee (1830–1863), landscape painter, was born in Southampton, Hampshire, on 7 November 1830, the youngest of three children, and only son, of John Bridle (1799–1892), a carpenter living at Houndwell Place, Southampton, and his wife, Amelia Brown (1795–1879). At his baptism at ...

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Brierly, Sir Oswald Walters (1817–1894), marine painter and naval engineer, was born at Chester on 19 May 1817, the son of Dr Thomas Brierly (d. in or before 1872), a physician and amateur artist. After schooling in Chester, he became a pupil at ...

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Sir Oswald Walters Brierly (1817–1894) by unknown engraver, pubd 1887 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Callow, John (1822–1878), marine painter and drawing-master, was born on 19 July 1822 in St Pancras, London, son of Robert Callow (b. 1786), a London carpenter, and his wife, Elizabeth, both of whom died in 1848. His childhood ambition was to be a sailor but in 1835 his elder brother ...