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Collins, Richard (d. 1732), portrait painter and topographical draughtsman, was the son of the Peterborough artist Richard Collins. He trained under the painter Michael Dahl. Based in Peterborough, he painted in and around Lincolnshire and Leicestershire. He made a number of portraits of the ...

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Jervas [Jarvis], Charles (1675–1739), portrait painter and translator, was born in Clonliske, Shinrone, King's county, Ireland, the son of John Jervas (d. 1697) and Elizabeth Baldwin. According to George Vertue, by the mid-1690s Jervas was living in London, where he stayed and studied with ...

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Palmer, Sir James (bap. 1585, d. 1658), herald and miniature painter, was baptized on 29 January 1585, the third and youngest son of Sir Thomas Palmer (1540/41–1626), author, of Wingham in Kent, known as the Travailer, created baronet on 29 June 1621, and his wife, ...

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Pugh, Edward (bap. 1763, d. 1813), miniature painter and topographer, was baptized in June 1763 at Ruthin in Denbighshire, the son of David and Dorothy Pugh. His father was a barber and presumably, therefore, of moderate means, and nothing is known of how his son acquired a training in art. By 1793 ...

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Wales, James (1747–1795), portrait painter and archaeological draughtsman, was born in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire. He moved early in his life to Aberdeen, where he was educated at Marischal College. It was there that he also began painting modest portraits on tin plates. Apparently self-taught, ...