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Beckett, Ronald Brymer (1891–1970), administrator in India and art historian, was born on 17 January 1891 in Micklefield Terrace, Rawdon, Yorkshire, the son of James Robertson Beckett (1855–1923), manager in a firm of silk and woollen merchants, and his wife, Annie Bertha Murray (1864–1952)...

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Burton, Sir Frederic William (1816–1900), watercolour painter and art administrator, was born on 8 April 1816 at Clifden House, Corofin, near Inchiquin Lake, co. Clare, Ireland. He was the third son of Samuel Frederic Burton (b. 1786), a country gentleman, and his wife, ...

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Eastlake, Sir Charles Lock (1793–1865), painter and art administrator, was born at Plymouth on 17 November 1793, the fourth son of George Eastlake (d. 1820), judge-advocate and solicitor to the Admiralty, and his wife, Mary (d. 1823), daughter of Samuel Pierce...

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Sir Charles Lock Eastlake (1793–1865) by John Prescott Knight, exh. RA 1857 © Royal Academy of Arts, London

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Fairbairn, Sir Thomas, second baronet (1823–1891), art administrator and patron, was born on 18 January 1823 at The Polygon, Ardwick, Manchester, the third of the eight surviving children of Sir William Fairbairn, first baronet (1789–1874), engineer, and his wife, Dorothy (1788/9–1882), daughter of ...

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Rothenstein, Sir John Knewstub Maurice (1901–1992), art historian and administrator, was born at 1 Pembroke Cottages, Kensington, London, on 11 July 1901, the elder son (of four children) of the artist Sir William Rothenstein (1872–1945) and Alice Mary (1869–1955), eldest daughter of another artist, ...

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Shaw, Sir Roy Adolphus Warmington (1918–2012), educationist and arts administrator, was born on 8 July 1918 at 41 Vauxhall Road, Sheffield, the only child of Frederick Arthur Shaw, engineer, and his wife, Elsie Florence Louise, née Ogden (1894–1967). His father left home when ...

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Uwins, Thomas (1782–1857), painter, illustrator, and art administrator, was born on 24 February 1782 at Hermes Hill, Pentonville, London, the youngest of four children of Thomas Uwins (d. 1816), clerk of the Bank of England, and his wife, Sarah (d. 1824)...

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Wood, Sir Henry Trueman Wright (1845–1929), secretary of the Royal Society of Arts (1879–1917), was born on 13 November 1845 at 36 Bruton Street, Mayfair, Westminster, the eldest son of William Burton Perse Wood (d. 1852/3) and his wife, Emily Mary Roche...