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W. C. Monkhouse

revised by Arianne Burnette

Aggas, Robert (c. 1620–c. 1682), landscape and scene painter, was the son of Samuel Agas of St Andrew's parish, Holborn. The family was originally from Stoke by Nayland in Suffolk. Samuel Agas was the son of Edward Aggas, a bookseller and printer, and relative of ...

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Allen, Joseph William (1803–1852), landscape painter, was born in Lambeth, London, the son of Joseph William Allen, a schoolmaster, and his wife, Isabella, and was baptized on 27 November 1803. He attended St Paul's School and also worked there as an assistant master. He was an usher in a school at ...

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Ernest Radford

revised by Michael Marker

Anderson, William (1757–1837), marine painter, was born in Scotland and brought up as a shipwright. His works, usually of small size, show a seaman's knowledge, and his drawing is correct and careful in all that concerns shipping. He painted on one occasion the interior of ...

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Anthony, (Henry) Mark (1817–1886), landscape painter, was born on 4 August 1817 at Rusholme Lane, Manchester, of Welsh ancestry, the second son of John Anthony, merchant, and his wife, Phoebe. His elder brother, John Anthony (1813–1895), was a physician in Birmingham, traveller, and distinguished microscopist. They moved to ...

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Ashford, William (1746–1824), landscape painter, was born in Birmingham and baptized at St Martin's parish church on 20 May 1746, the son of Richard Ashford, but made his career in Ireland. Ashford's family must have been of reasonable social standing as when he was eighteen in 1764 he went, according to ...

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Ernest Radford

revised by Michael Marker

Atkins, Samuel (fl. 1787–1808), marine painter, contributed annually to the Royal Academy between 1787 and 1796 (except in 1790). He was in the East Indies from 1796 to 1804, when he returned to England, and continued to exhibit until 1808. He worked in oil and watercolour, specializing in small-scale shipping scenes. The watercolour collections of the ...

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P. G. Konody

revised by Paul A. Cox

Aumonier, James (1832–1911), landscape painter, born in Camberwell on 9 April 1832, was the son of Henry Collingwood Aumonier, a jeweller, and his wife, Nancy Frances, daughter of George Stacy. The family was of French descent. A younger brother worked as an engraver and a nephew, ...

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Balmer, George (1805–1846), landscape painter, was born at North Shields, Northumberland, on 3 November 1805, and baptized on 5 January 1806 at Tynemouth, Northumberland, the second son of George Balmer (c.1767–1829), house and ship painter, and Ann Reed (d. 1835)...

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Bampfylde, Coplestone Warre (1720–1791), landscape painter and garden designer, was born on 28 February 1720 at Hestercombe House, Kingston, Taunton, great-grandson of Sir Coplestone Bampfylde (1637/8–1692) and the eldest of nine children of John Bampfylde (1691–1750), MP for Exeter and Devon, and his second wife, ...

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C. E. Dawkins

revised by John Sunderland

Barber, Charles (bap. 1784, d. 1854), landscape painter, was baptized on 28 January 1784 at St Martin, Birmingham, one of the sons of Joseph Barber (1757–1811), landscape painter, and his wife, Elizabeth. Charles attended his father's art school, where he was a fellow pupil of the watercolour landscape painter ...

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C. E. Dawkins

revised by R. J. Lambert

Barber, Joseph (1757–1811), landscape painter, was born at Newcastle upon Tyne, one of the six children of Joseph Barber, bookseller and copperplate printer, who resided at Amen Corner, and his wife, Eleanor. He settled at Birmingham, where he established a successful drawing school whose students included the watercolourist ...

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Barker, Benjamin (1776–1838), landscape painter and drawing-master, was the son of Benjamin Barker (c.1720–1793), a former solicitor and minor artist, and his wife, Anne, and the younger brother of the painter Thomas Barker (1767–1847), known as Barker of Bath. In the late 1770s the family moved from ...

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W. C. Monkhouse

revised by Anne Crookshank

Barret, George (1732?–1784), landscape painter, was born in Dublin, the son of a clothier. He was apprenticed to a stay maker and later attended the Dublin Society drawing schools under Robert West. While there he coloured prints for the publisher Silcock, and in 1747 he won a prize in the examination. He became a friend of ...

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Barret, George (1767–1842), landscape painter, was born in Orchard Street, Oxford Street, London, in December 1767, the third son of George Barret (1732?–1784) RA, the landscape painter, and his wife, Frances, née Percy, about four years after his father's arrival from Dublin. His eldest brother, ...

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Barron, William Augustus (b. 1751, d. in or after 1806), landscape painter and draughtsman, was born in London on 31 October 1751, the son of John Barron, apothecary to the Westminster Dispensary, Soho, London, and the younger brother of Hugh Barron. A pupil of ...

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Sir George Howland Beaumont, seventh baronet (1753–1827) by John Hoppner, 1803–8 © The National Gallery, London

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Beaumont, Sir George Howland, seventh baronet (1753–1827), art patron and landscape painter, was born on 6 November 1753, at Dunmow, Essex, the only surviving son of Sir George Beaumont, sixth baronet (1726–1762), landowner, and his wife, Rachel (1717/18–1814), daughter of Michael Howland of ...

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Beaumont, Jean François Albanis (1755–1812), engraver and landscape painter, may have been a son of, or related to, the Piedmontese artist Claudio Francesco Beaumont (1694–1766). He was born at Chambéry, entered the engineering school at Mezières, and in 1775 joined the Sardinian army as an engineer. At this time Sardinian territory extended into what is now ...

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Beechey, Henry William (1788/9–1862), painter and explorer, was born probably at 37 Hill Street, Berkeley Square, London, the eldest son of the portrait painter Sir William Beechey (1753–1839) and his first wife. Nothing is known of his education. In August 1815 he became secretary to ...

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