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Boswell, James Edward Buchanan (1906–1971), painter and socialist, was born on 9 June 1906 in Westport, New Zealand. His father, Edward Blair Buchanan Boswell (1860–1933), who was born in Stewarton, Scotland, was deputy headmaster of the local high school, an artistic dilettante and amateur watercolourist; his mother, ...

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James Edward Buchanan Boswell (1906–1971) self-portrait, 1950 courtesy Estate of the Artist & John Gainsborough / Tate Gallery Archive

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Dance, Nathaniel [afterwards Sir Nathaniel Holland, baronet] (1735–1811), painter and politician, was born on 18 May 1735 in Chiswell Street, London, the third son of George Dance the elder (c. 1694–1768) and his wife, Elizabeth Gould (d. 1762). His father was clerk of works for the ...

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Moorhead, Ethel Agnes Mary (1869–1955), suffragette and painter, was born on 28 August 1869 at Fisher Street, Maidstone, Kent, one of six children of George Alexander Moorhead (d. 1911/12), an army surgeon of Irish extraction, and his wife, Margaret Humphries (1833–1902), an Irishwoman of French Huguenot extraction. She spent a peripatetic childhood in ...

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Porter, Sir Robert Ker [pseud. Reynold Steinkirk] (1777–1842), painter, writer, and diplomat, was born in Durham on 26 April 1777, one of the five children of William Porter (1735–1779), who was buried at St Oswald's, Durham, in 1779 after twenty-three years' service as surgeon to the ...

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Sir Robert Ker Porter (1777–1842) by William Oakley Burgess, pubd 1843 (after George Henry Harlow) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Joseph Edward Southall (1861–1944) self-portrait, 1911 [left, with Anna Elizabeth Southall] © estate of Joseph Edward Southall / National Portrait Gallery, London

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Southall, Joseph Edward (1861–1944), painter and pacifist, was born on 23 August 1861 in Albert Street, Nottingham, the son of Joseph Sturge Southall (1835–1862), grocer, and Elizabeth Maria Baker (1833–1922). His parents, both Quakers, had married the previous year. When his father died in September 1862, his mother took him to ...

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Trumbull, John (1756–1843), painter and diplomat, was born in Lebanon, Connecticut, America, on 6 June 1756. He was the youngest of the six children of Jonathan Trumbull (1710–1785), a shipowner and later governor of Connecticut (1769–84), and his wife, Faith Robinson (1718–1780), daughter of ...

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