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Fulton, Robert (1765–1815), engineer and artist, the elder son in the family of three daughters and two sons of Robert Fulton (d. 1774?), a tailor, farmer, and tradesman, and his wife, Mary Smith (d. 1799), was born on 14 November 1765 at a farmhouse in ...

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Mellon, Paul (1907–1999), philanthropist and art collector, was born on 11 June 1907 at 5052 Forbes Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, the only son and second of the two children of Andrew William Mellon (1855–1937), banker and statesman, and his wife, Nora (1879–1973), daughter of Mr and Mrs ...

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Paul Mellon (1907–1999) by John Ward, 1980s? © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Stephenson, Rowland (1782–1856), art collector, politician, and bankrupt, was born at sea between Florida and England on 19 May 1782 and baptized at St Andrew's Church, Holborn, London, on 2 August. He was the third surviving son and fifth of eight children of ...

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Stuart, Gilbert Charles (1755–1828), portrait painter, was born on 3 December 1755 near Saunderstown, Rhode Island, USA, the youngest of the three children of Gilbert Stewart, later Stuart (c.1718–1793), inventor and snuff-mill operator, and Elizabeth (d. after 1810), daughter of ...

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Gilbert Charles Stuart (1755–1828) self-portrait, c. 1788 Redwood Library and Athenaeum, Newport, Rhode Island

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Upton, Florence Kate (1873–1922), illustrator and artist, was born on 22 February 1873 in Flushing, Long Island, New York, USA, the second of four children of Thomas Harborough Upton (1835–1889), a confidential clerk in the American Exchange Bank, and his wife, Bertha (1849–1912)...

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Florence Kate Upton (1873–1922) by Elliott & Fry, 1912 © National Portrait Gallery, London