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Boys, Thomas Shotter (1803–1874), topographical watercolour painter and printmaker, was born on 2 January 1803 at Pentonville, near London, the son of a salesman. He was apprenticed on 4 February 1817 to the London engraver George Cooke. His earliest recorded prints are an etching of 1823 after an antique vase in ...

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Chatelain [Chatelaine], John-Baptist Claude (1710–1758), printmaker and topographical draughtsman, was probably born in London in 1710, the son of French Huguenot parents by the name of Phillippe—he is thought to have assumed the surname Chatelain later in life. Nothing is known of his parents, early life, or training, and uncertainties persist about the date and location of his birth. Early biographies suggest that he was born in ...

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Harraden, Richard (1756–1838), topographical draughtsman and printmaker, was born in London, the son of a physician who came from Flintshire. Little is known of his life, although Robert Willis believed that he lived for some time in Paris but left on the fall of the ...

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Milton, Thomas (1742/3–1827), printmaker and topographical draughtsman, was probably born in London in either 1742 or 1743. He was the great-nephew of the poet John Milton and the son of another John Milton (fl. 1770), a minor marine artist who sometimes produced landscape and animal subjects for engraving. Little is known of his early life in ...

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Ord, Craven (bap. 1755, d. 1832), antiquary and brass-rubber, was born in London and baptized at the Temple Church on 6 August 1755, the younger son of Harry Ord, of the king's remembrancer's office of the exchequer, and his wife, Anne, daughter of ...