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Aikin, Edmund (1780–1820), architect, was born on 2 October 1780 at Warrington, Lancashire, the youngest son of John Aikin (1747–1822), physician and author, and his wife, Martha, née Jennings (c.1746–1830). His two brothers, Charles Rochemont Aikin and Arthur Aikin, achieved prominence in the fields of surgery and natural science respectively. A shy, nervous, and physically delicate child, he was educated at home until, following the family's move to ...

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Bicknell, Elhanan (1788–1861), art patron and businessman, was born on 21 December 1788, at 8 Blackman Street, Southwark, London, the second son of William Bicknell (1749–1825) and his wife, Elizabeth, née Randall (1756–1821), of Sevenoaks, Kent. William was a friend of John Wesley...

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Samuel Bourne (1834–1912) by unknown photographer, c. 1864 Royal Photographic Society

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Bourne, Samuel (1834–1912), photographer, was born at Windy Arbour Farm, Mucklestone, near Market Drayton, Staffordshire, on 30 October 1834, the third son of Thomas Bourne (b. 1804), a farmer, and his wife, Harriet née Dobson (b. 1802). He was educated privately by a clergyman at ...

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See Bowman, John Eddowes, the elder

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G. C. Boase

revised by Michael W. Brooks

Chamberlain, John Henry (1831–1883), architect, was born on 26 June 1831 at Leicester, the son of the Revd Joseph Chamberlain, minister at Leicester of a congregation of Calvinistic Baptists, and his wife, Jane. He was educated at schools in Leicester and in London...

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Samuel Courtauld (1876–1947) by Fayer, mid-1930s © reserved; unknown collection; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Courtauld, Samuel (1876–1947), industrialist and patron of the arts, was born at Bocking, Essex, on 7 May 1876, the second son of Sydney Courtauld, a silk manufacturer, and his wife, Sarah Lucy, the daughter of William Sharp. The Courtaulds had arrived in England...

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Disney, John (1779–1857), barrister and art collector, born at Flintham Hall, Nottinghamshire, the home of his paternal uncle Lewis Disney, on 29 May 1779, was the eldest son of seven children of the Revd John Disney DD (1746–1816), a Church of England, and later Unitarian, clergyman, and his wife, ...

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Edwards, William (bap. 1723, d. 1808), bookbinder, was baptized on 6 January 1723 at St James's Church, Halifax, Yorkshire, the second of three sons of Richard Edwards, a schoolmaster.

Edwards was very successful in collecting rare books and his Halifax bookshop and bindery, facing up ...

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Fairbairn, Sir Thomas, second baronet (1823–1891), art administrator and patron, was born on 18 January 1823 at The Polygon, Ardwick, Manchester, the third of the eight surviving children of Sir William Fairbairn, first baronet (1789–1874), engineer, and his wife, Dorothy (1788/9–1882), daughter of ...

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Edwin Wilkins Field (1804–1871) by Charles George Lewis (after Sir John Watson-Gordon, 1858) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Alexander Gordon

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Field, Edwin Wilkins (1804–1871), law reformer and promoter of art, was born on 12 October 1804 at Leamington, Warwickshire, eldest son of the Unitarian minister William Field (1768–1851) of Warwick, and his wife, Mary, née Wilkins (1784?–1848). On his father's side he was a lineal descendant of ...

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John Edward Gray (1800–1875) by Maull & Polyblank, 1855 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Gray, John Edward (1800–1875), zoologist and museum curator, was born at Walsall, Staffordshire, on 12 February 1800, the second son of Samuel Frederick Gray (1766–1828), naturalist and pharmacologist, and his wife, Elizabeth Forfeit (1777–1852), the daughter of a picture dealer in Covent Garden...

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Hazlitt, William (1778–1830), writer and painter, was born on 10 April 1778 at Mitre Close, Maidstone, Kent, the fourth of the seven children of the Revd William Hazlitt (1737–1820), Unitarian minister, and his wife, Grace (1746–1837), née Loftus, daughter of an ironmonger of ...

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William Hazlitt (1778–1830) self-portrait, c. 1802 Maidstone Museums and Art Galleries / Bridgeman Art Library

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L. H. Cust

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Hering, George Edwards (1805–1879), landscape painter, was born in London, the younger son of Charles Ernest Christian Hering, a German bookbinder who belonged to the baronial family of von Heringen in Brunswick and who died when George was young. He was probably the child of that name baptized on 19 May 1805 at ...

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Albert Nicholson

revised by A. Cassandra Albinson

Kennion, Edward (1744–1809), landscape painter, was born on 15 January 1744 in Liverpool, the son of James Kennion, a businessman. His grandfather, John Kennion, was a nonconformist minister preaching at the Toxteth Park Chapel, Liverpool. A relative, John Kennion, took charge of Edward's...