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John St John Long (1798–1834) by James Fahey, 1831 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Long, John St John (1798–1834), quack and painter, was born at Newcastle West, co. Limerick, the second of three children of John Long and Anne St John. His father was a basket maker and handyman, and both parents were protestant. After demonstrating an ability in sketching, ...

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Stubbs, George (1724–1806), painter, engraver, and anatomist, was born in Liverpool on 25 August 1724 and baptized there at Our Lady and St Nicholas on 31 August, the eldest of six children (not all surviving infancy) of John Stubbs (d. 1741), currier, of ...

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George Stubbs (1724–1806) self-portrait, 1781 © National Portrait Gallery, London