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Smirke, Robertlocked

(1753–1845)
  • Tina Fiske

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Smirke, Robert (1753–1845), painter and illustrator, was born in Wigton, Cumberland, on 15 April 1753 and baptized there on 25 May, the son of Richard Smirke (bap. 1727, d. c.1776/7), a peripatetic artist, and his wife, Mary Walker. Little is known about ...

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