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Bartholomew, Valentine (1799–1879), flower painter, was born on 18 January 1799 in Red Lion Street, Clerkenwell, London, the son of Josiah Bartholomew, a watchmaker, and his wife, Betsy. Alfred Bartholomew, the architect, was his younger brother. From 1821 to 1827 he worked for and resided with the lithographer ...

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Bauer, Ferdinand Lukas (1760–1826), botanical artist, was born on 20 January 1760 at Feldsberg, Austria, the son of Lukas Bauer or Baur (1706/7–1762), court painter to the prince of Liechtenstein, and his wife, Theresia, née Hirsch. Three sons—Joseph (1756–1831), Franz Andreas Bauer (1758–1840)...

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Blackwell [née Blachrie], Elizabeth (bap. 1707, d. 1758), botanical author and artist, was baptized on 22 June 1707 at St Nicholas, Aberdeen, the sixth daughter of a prosperous stocking merchant, William Blachrie (b. c.1669) and his wife, Isobel Fordyce. Elizabeth...

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Bogdani, Jacob (1658–1724), still-life and bird painter, was born on 6 May 1658 in Eperjes, upper Hungary, the son of Lucas Bogdani (fl. 1656–1684), painter, and his wife, Susanna. He was educated at the Felsőmagyarországi Evangélikusok Kollégiuma, Eperjes, and probably became his father's pupil. By 1684 he was in ...

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Edwards, Sydenham Teast (bap. 1768, d. 1819), botanical artist, was baptized Sydenham Edwards on 5 August 1768 at Usk, the second son in the family of seven or more children of Lloyd Pittel Edwards, schoolmaster, and his wife, Mary Reece. The physician Richard Reece (1775–1831)...

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Ehret, George Dionysius (1708–1770), botanical artist, was born Georg Dionysius Ehret on 30 January 1708 at Heidelberg, Germany, the elder son of Ferdinand Christoph Ehret, gardener, and Anna Maria, both of Heidelberg. Ehret trained as a gardener, initially working on estates of German nobility, and painted flowers as a hobby, taught by his father, a good draughtsman. His first major sale of flower paintings came through ...

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Fitch, Walter Hood (1817–1892), botanical artist and lithographer, was born on 29 January 1817 in Lanark, Scotland, the second son of five children of John Fitch (1790–c.1850), cloth merchant, and his wife, Catherine Maria Hood (1786–1859), a milliner and dressmaker. After a year at ...

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Walter Hood Fitch (1817–1892) self-portrait, 1834 [detail] © The Natural History Museum, London

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Green, Amos (1735–1807), fruit and landscape painter, was born in Halesowen, Shropshire, into a family that had 'want of fame and fortune' (Green, 78). Green had a poor education, followed by an apprenticeship with the Birmingham printer John Baskerville, for whom he decorated trays and boxes. His speciality lay in fruit and flower pieces in imitation of still lifes by ...

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Hussey [née Reed], Anna Maria (1805–1853), mycologist and botanical illustrator, was born at Leckhampstead, Buckinghamshire, on 5 June 1805, the eldest of seven children of John Theodore Archibald Reed (1758/9–1830), curate and later rector of Leckhampstead, and his second wife, Anna Maria, ...

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Martin, William Keble (1877–1969), botanical artist, was born on 9 July 1877 at Radley, near Oxford, the sixth child in the family of five sons and four daughters of the Revd Charles Martin, warden of St Peter's College, Radley, and his wife, Dora...

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Pope [née Leigh; other married name Wheatley], Clara Maria (bap. 1767, d. 1838), flower painter, was born in London, and baptized on 12 April 1767 at St Andrew by the Wardrobe, London, the youngest daughter of Jared Leigh (1724–1769), a proctor in ...

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Clara Maria Pope (bap. 1767, d. 1838) by Francis Wheatley, 1788 Phillips Picture Library

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Roupell [née Pigott], Arabella Elizabeth (1817–1914), botanist and botanical artist, was born in Newport, Shropshire, on 23 March 1817, the fourth of five daughters (there were also seven sons) of the Revd John Dryden Pigott, rector and squire of Edgmond, Shropshire, and his wife, ...

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Shackleton, Lydia (1828–1914), botanical artist, was born on 22 November 1828 at Grisemount, Ballitore, co. Kildare, Ireland, the third of the thirteen children of George Shackleton (1785–1871), a flour miller, and his wife, Hannah, née Fisher (1803–1873). The family were staunch Quakers. Lydia...

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Stackhouse, Emily (1811–1870), botanical artist, was born at Modbury vicarage, Devon, on 15 July 1811, the fifth of six children (five girls, one boy) of William Stackhouse (1772–1861), vicar of Modbury, and his wife, Sarah, née Smith (1774–1845). The Stackhouse daughters were educated at home (the only son died of cholera at ...

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Twining, Elizabeth (1805–1889), botanic artist and social reformer, was born on 10 April 1805 at 34 Norfolk Street, the Strand, in the parish of St Clement Danes, London, the second of nine children of Richard Twining (1772–1857) [see under Twining, Richard (1749-1824)...

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Withers [née Baker], Augusta Joanna Elizabeth Innes (bap. 1793, d. 1876), botanical artist, was born at Dowdeswell, Gloucestershire, where she was baptized on 12 July 1793, the daughter of William Baker (1752/3–1826), rector of Dowdeswell, and his wife, Joanna. She married in ...