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Jennett Humphreys

revised by Asia Haut

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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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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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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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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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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Johnstone, William (1897–1981), painter and art educationist, was born on 8 June 1897 at his parents' house above their butcher's shop in Main Street, Denholm, Roxburghshire, the only son and youngest of the three children of William Johnstone (1855–1938), farmer and butcher, and his wife, ...

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L. H. Cust

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Kirkup, Seymour Stocker (1788–1880), painter and antiquary, was born in London, the eldest child of Joseph Kirkup, jeweller and diamond merchant. In 1809, after a period of study under John Flaxman, he entered the Royal Academy Schools, where, in 1811, he won a medal for his drawing of Apollo in ...

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Francis Henry Newbery (1855–1946) by Maurice Greiffenhagen, 1913 Glasgow Museums: Art Gallery & Museum, Kelvingrove

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Newbery, Francis Henry [Fra] (1855–1946), art educationist and painter, was born on 15 May 1855 in Membury, Devon, the second son and third of the six children of William Newbery (c.1824–1897), a shoemaker born in Stockland, Devon, and his wife, Mary Elliot (...

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Norton, Christopher (1738?–1799), engraver, painter, and antiquary, may have been the son of John and Susanna Norton baptized on 26 March 1738 at St Anne's, Soho, Westminster. From about 1755 he was a pupil of Peter Charles Canot, and in the later 1750s did the preliminary etching on several of ...

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Petrie, George (1790–1866), antiquary and painter, was born in Dublin on 1 January 1790, the only child of James Petrie, a portrait painter. His mother was a daughter of Sacheverel Simpson of Edinburgh. His paternal grandfather, also named James, had moved from Aberdeen...

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Toms, Peter (bap. 1726, d. 1777), painter and herald, was baptized on 3 July 1726 at St Andrew, Holborn, London, the son of the engraver William Henry Toms (d. 1765) of Union Court, Holborn, and his wife, Rachael (d. c.1736). Toms's...

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Youngman, Nancy Mayhew [Nan] (1906–1995), painter and art educationist, was born in Lensfield House, Maidstone, Kent, on 28 June 1906, the daughter of John Henry Youngman (1868?–c.1948), a partner in the corn merchants Bradley, Taylor, and Youngman, and his wife, Adelaide Edith (Bida), ...

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Nancy Mayhew Youngman (1906–1995) self-portrait, 1948 © reserved; private collection / Photograph © Nat Rea