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Bird, Edwardlocked

(1772–1819)
  • Francis Greenacre

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Bird, Edward (1772–1819), genre and history painter, was born in Cat Yard, Berry Street, Wolverhampton, on 12 April 1772 and baptized there the same day, one of the many children of a local carpenter (d. c.1810). After attending the free grammar school he was apprenticed at the age of thirteen as a japanning artist to the firm of ...

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A. Graves, (1875); facs. edn (1908); repr. (1969)
A. Graves, , 8 vols. (1905–6), repr. (1970), repr. (1972)