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Boyne, (Donald Arthur) Colin Aydon (1921–2006), architectural journalist and editor, was born on 15 February 1921 at Holnest, Farway, Honiton, Devon, the only child of Captain Lytton Leonard Boyne (b. 1887), formerly of the 3rd Royal Sussex regiment, and his wife, Millicent, ...

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Gertrude Elizabeth Campbell [Lady Colin Campbell] (1857–1911) by Giovanni Boldini, c. 1897 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Campbell [née Blood], Gertrude Elizabeth [Lady Colin Campbell] (1857–1911), art critic and journalist, was the second daughter and third of the four children of Edmond Maghlin Blood (1815–1891) of Brickhill, co. Clare, and his wife, Mary Anne (1814/15–1899), daughter of Thomas Fergusson...

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Gordon Goodwin

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Eagles, John (1783–1855), art critic and poet, was born in Bristol and baptized there on 8 November 1783 in the parish of St Augustine, the second of the two children, and only son, of Thomas Eagles (bap. 1746, d. 1812), merchant and classical scholar, and his wife, ...

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Eastlake [née Rigby], Elizabeth, Lady Eastlake (1809–1893), journalist and writer on art, was born in Norwich, Norfolk, on 17 November 1809, the third child and second daughter of Dr Edward Rigby (1747–1821), physician, and his second wife, Anne (1777–1872), daughter of William Palgrave...

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Fuller, Peter Michael (1947–1990), art critic and magazine editor, was born on 31 August 1947 in Damascus, the second child and elder son in the family of two sons and a daughter of Harold William Charles Fuller, general medical practitioner, and his wife, ...

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Madge Garland (1898–1990) by Sir Cecil Beaton, 1927 © Cecil Beaton Archive, Sotheby's; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Garland [née McHarg], Madge (1898–1990), fashion journalist and teacher, was born on 12 June 1898 in Melbourne, Australia, third child of Andrew McHarg, international shipper, and his wife, Henrietta Maria Aitkin. Brought up in St John's Wood in London, she was sent to the ...

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Innes, Jocasta Claire Traill (1934–2013), journalist, cookery writer, and interior design writer, was born on 21 May 1934 in Nanking (Nanjing), China, the eldest of four children of Paul Joseph Anthony Innes (1906–1977), a Shell Oil executive, and his wife, Alice Eileen, née...

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Austin Dobson

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Monkhouse, William Cosmo (1840–1901), poet and art critic, born in London on 18 March 1840, was the son of Cyril John Monkhouse, a solicitor, and his wife, Amelia Maria Delafosse, who was of a Huguenot family which came to England after the revocation of the edict of Nantes. He entered ...

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Mortimer, (Charles) Raymond Bell (1895–1980), writer on literature and art critic, was born at 62 Albert Gate Mansions, Knightsbridge, London, on 25 April 1895, the only child of Charles Edward Mortimer, a prosperous parliamentary solicitor of Devon stock, and his wife, (Marion) Josephine Cantrell...

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(Charles) Raymond Bell Mortimer (1895–1980) by Sir Cecil Beaton, 1942 © Cecil Beaton Archive, Sotheby's; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Palgrave, Francis Turner [Frank] (1824–1897), anthologist and art critic, was born on 28 September 1824 in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, in the house of his maternal grandparents, Dawson Turner, a banker, and Mary Turner, née Palgrave. He was the eldest of the four sons of ...

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Francis Turner Palgrave (1824–1897) by Samuel Laurence, 1872 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Read, Sir Herbert Edward (1893–1968), poet, literary critic, and writer on art, was born on 4 December 1893 at Muscoates Grange, near Kirkby Moorside, in the North Riding of Yorkshire, the eldest of the four children of Herbert Edward Read (1868–1903), tenant farmer, and of ...

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Reynolds, Frances [Fanny] (1729–1807), painter, poet, and writer on art, was born on 10 May 1729 in Plympton Erle, Devon, where she was baptized on 6 June, the youngest daughter of eleven children of the Revd Samuel Reynolds (1681–1745), master of the local grammar school, and his wife, ...

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Rossetti, William Michael (1829–1919), art critic and literary editor, was born on 25 September 1829 at 38 Charlotte Street, Portland Place, London, third of four children of Gabriele Pasquale Giuseppe Rossetti (1783–1854), professor of Italian and Dante scholar, and his wife, Frances Mary Lavinia (1800–1886)...

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William Michael Rossetti (1829–1919) by Ford Madox Brown, 1856 [William Michael Rossetti by Gaslight] National Trust Photographic Library

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Sutton, Denys Miller (1917–1991), art critic and journal editor, was born on 10 August 1917 at Pyne House, 64 South Side, Clapham, London, the son of Edmund Miller Sutton, a jeweller's assistant, and Dulcie Laura Wheeler, an actress. He was educated at Uppingham School...