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Baily, Edward Hodges (1788–1867), sculptor and designer and modeller of silver, was born on 10 March 1788 at Bristol, the son of William Baily, a ship's carver, and his wife, Martha. After leaving school at the age of fourteen Baily was placed in a merchant's counting house where he remained for two years. He formed an acquaintance with a local artist called ...

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Engleheart, Thomas (bap. 1745, d. 1809), modeller and carver, was born in Kew, Surrey, and baptized on 15 April 1745 at St Anne's Church, Kew Green. He was the third surviving son of Francis Engelheart or Engleheart (1713/14–1773), an ornamental plasterer who had emigrated from ...

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Gosset, Isaac (1713–1799), frame maker and wax modeller, was born in St Helier, Jersey, on 2 May 1713, the sixth and posthumous son of Jean Gosset and his wife, Suzanne d'Allain. His parents had married in St Helier on 11 July 1696, his mother having earlier abjured Roman Catholicism in the parish church. ...

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William Harbutt (1844–1921) by unknown photographer [with his wife, Elizabeth (Bessie) Cambridge, and their family] courtesy of the Harbutt Family

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Harbutt, William (1844–1921), inventor of Plasticine and art teacher, was born on 13 February 1844 in North Shields, Northumberland, the seventh of the eight children of Thomas Harbutt (b. 1803), a galvanizer, and his wife, Elizabeth Whitehouse Jefcoate (b. 1804). Details of his early education are unknown, but later he studied at the ...

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Potter, Walter (1835–1918), taxidermist, was born at Bramber, Sussex, on 2 July 1835 (and was baptized at Bramber on 13 September), the sixth son of James Potter (d. 1867), labourer, and his wife, Sarah (1802/3–1838). His mother died when he was young, and his father, by then employed as a publican, was remarried in 1840, to ...

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Walter Potter (1835–1918) by unknown photographer courtesy of the British Historical Taxidermy Society

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Tassie, James (1735–1799), modeller and portrait medallionist, was born on 15 July 1735 in Pollokshaws, a village in the parish of Eastwood, near Glasgow, into which city the parish had been absorbed by the end of the nineteenth century. He was the fourth child and eldest son of ...

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Tassie, William (1777–1860), modeller, born in London, was probably the son of David Tassie (bap. 1750), youngest brother of James Tassie (1735–1799), the modeller whom he assisted in the production of portrait medallions and casts of antique jewels. Aged twenty-one he produced a copy of his uncle's medallion of ...

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Tussaud [née Grosholtz], Anna Maria [Marie] [known as Madame Tussaud] (bap. 1761, d. 1850), founder of a waxwork exhibition, was probably born in Strasbourg (where she was baptized on 7 December 1761), the posthumous daughter of Johann Grosholtz of Frankfurt, a soldier who served in the Seven Years' War, and ...

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Anna Maria Tussaud (bap. 1761, d. 1850) self-portrait, 1842 Madame Tussaud's Archives, London

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Wright, Patience Lovell [née Patience Lovell] (1725–1786), wax modeller, was born at Oyster Bay, Long Island, America, the fifth daughter of John Lovell (d. 1762) and his wife, Patience Townsend. Her father, a Quaker farmer and miller, moved his family in 1729 to ...