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Brierly, Sir Oswald Walters (1817–1894), marine painter and naval engineer, was born at Chester on 19 May 1817, the son of Dr Thomas Brierly (d. in or before 1872), a physician and amateur artist. After schooling in Chester, he became a pupil at ...


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Sir Oswald Walters Brierly (1817–1894) by unknown engraver, pubd 1887 © National Portrait Gallery, London


Elliott, William (fl. 1774–1794), naval officer and marine painter, was renowned for his paintings of naval actions of the 1780s. Of the two William Elliotts listed in the Royal Navy, it is believed that the William Elliott who entered the merchant service as master's mate of the ...


King, John Duncan (1788–1863), army officer and landscape painter, was born in the city of Waterford, Ireland, on 4 November 1788 and entered the army as an ensign in the 71st regiment in August 1806. He purchased a lieutenancy on 18 February 1808, before exchanging into the 3rd battalion, ...


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Mitchell, Thomas (d. 1790), marine painter and naval official, became a freeman of the Shipwrights' Company on 25 February 1723. He held the posts of first assistant to master shipwright, Woolwich (1754); master caulker, Chatham (1763); second (1765) and first (1772) assistant to master shipwright, ...