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Barlow, Francis (d. 1704), painter and etcher, was said by George Vertue to have come from Lincolnshire and to have been apprenticed in London to the portrait painter William Shepherd. His earliest dated work is a drawing of 1648 depicting David slaying the lion (...

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Barlow, Thomas Oldham (1824–1889), engraver and etcher, was born on 4 August 1824 in Oldham, Lancashire, and baptized there at St Mary's Church on 8 August, the youngest child of Henry Barlow (1781–1851), an ironmonger, and his wife, Sarah Oldham (1783–1836), who lived in the ...

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Brightwell, (Cecilia) Lucy (1811–1875), etcher and author, was born at Thorpe, near Norwich, on 27 February 1811, the eldest child of Thomas Brightwell (1787–1868), a solicitor and amateur microscopist, and mayor of Norwich in 1837, and his first wife, Mary Snell (1788–1815), the daughter of ...

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Sir David Young Cameron (1865–1945) by unknown photographer © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Cameron, Sir David Young (1865–1945), painter and etcher, was born on 28 June 1865 at 1 Queen's Terrace, Glasgow, the fourth of the nine children and elder surviving son of the Revd Robert Cameron (1825–1898), minister of Cambridge Street United Presbyterian Church in ...

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Cameron, Katharine (1874–1965), watercolour painter and etcher, was born on 26 February 1874 at 16 Sardinia Terrace, Hillhead, Glasgow, the eighth of the nine children of Robert Cameron (1825–1898), minister of Cambridge Street United Presbyterian Church in Glasgow, and his wife, Margaret Johnston (...

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Katharine Cameron (1874–1965) by unknown photographer, 1931 [detail] © reserved; collection National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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L. H. Cust

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Creed, Cary (bap. 1708, d. 1775), etcher and justice, was baptized on 25 November 1708, the son of Cary Creed (1688–1775) and his wife, Elizabeth (1689–1737), and grandson of John Creed, vicar of Castle Cary, Somerset. In the Dictionary of National Biography he was recorded as an artist. He etched and published a number of plates from the marble statues and bas-reliefs in the collection of the ...

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John Crome (1768–1821) by Denis Brownell Murphy, exh. Norwich Society of Artists 1821 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Crome, John (1768–1821), painter and etcher, was born on 22 December 1768 in Norwich, the son of John Crome, a publican and journeyman weaver, and his wife, Elizabeth. He was baptized on Christmas day in the church of St George, Tombland.

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Brian Reade

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Dodd, Francis Edgar (1874–1949), painter and etcher, was born in Upper Park Street, Holyhead, Anglesey, on 29 November 1874, the third son of the Revd Benjamin Dodd, a Wesleyan Methodist minister who had once been a blacksmith, and his wife, Jane Frances, daughter of ...

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Francis Edgar Dodd (1874–1949) self-portrait © Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge

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L. H. Cust

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Dudley, Thomas (fl. 1678–1679), etcher, signs himself on one plate as 'quondam condicipulus W. Hollar' ('a former pupil of Wenceslaus Hollar'), and his plates are etched in a manner resembling, but greatly inferior to, his master's style. His most important work was a series of twenty-six etchings executed in 1678–9, representing the life of ...

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Dyck, Sir Anthony [formerly Antoon] Van (1599–1641), painter and etcher, was born on 22 March 1599 at the house Den Berendans (the Dancing Bear) in the Grote Markt in Antwerp, and baptized there the following day in the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk. He was the seventh of the twelve children of ...

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Sir Anthony Van Dyck (1599–1641) self-portrait, c. 1632–3 private collection; Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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J. M. Gray

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Geddes, Andrew (1783–1844), painter and etcher, was born on 5 April 1783 at St Patrick Street, Edinburgh, and baptized on 16 April at St Cuthbert's Church, Edinburgh, the second of the six children, and only son, of David Geddes (who died at 18 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh...

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Gheeraerts, Marcus, the elder (b. c. 1520/21, d. in or after 1586), painter and etcher, was born in Bruges, Flanders, the son of Egbert Gheeraerts, painter, who joined the Guild of St Luke at Bruges in 1516, at which date he was apparently childless, and ...

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Goupy, Joseph (b. 1678x89, d. before 1770), painter and etcher, was born in London between 1678 and 1689. His parents are unknown, but he was a pupil of his uncle, the French painter Louis Goupy. He was also related to William Goupy, a ...

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Green, William (1760–1823), landscape painter and etcher, was born on 25 August 1760, at 3 Windmill Street, Lad Lane, Deansgate, Manchester, the son of Joshua Green (b. 1725), schoolmaster, and his wife, Catherine Simpson (1734–1760). Initially his father's pupil, he later attended ...

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Griggs, Frederick Landseer Maur (1876–1938), etcher, illustrator, and architect, was born on 30 October 1876 at 21 High Street, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, the eldest of four children of Frederick Griggs (1849–1926) and his wife, Jemima Elizabeth (Mimie; 1852–1900), daughter of Thomas Bailey, hatter. His parents were Baptists; his father, a baker and confectioner, was a deacon of the church, while his mother gave ...