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Angier [Angiers], Paul (1723–1757), engraver and printseller, was born on 27 November 1723 and baptized in Southwark, London, on 3 December, the son of William Angier (d. 1729), a draper of Cheapside, and his wife, Elizabeth. In 1739 he was apprenticed to the engraver and printseller ...

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Baer, Sir Jack Mervyn Frank (1924–2016), art dealer, was born on 29 August 1924 at 38a Porchester Terrace, Bayswater, London, the son of Franz Ludwig (Frank Louis) Baer (1885–1951), a former stockbroker who moved from Frankfurt to London in 1903 and became an executive with the ...

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Baillie, William (1723–1810), art dealer and printmaker, was born on 5 June 1723 at Kilbride, co. Carlow, Ireland, the second son of Robert Baillie of Celbridge. He was educated in Dublin by Dr Thomas Sheridan, who kept a school at King's Mint House, Capel Street...

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Beard, Richard (1801–1885), photographic entrepreneur, was born at East Stonehouse, near Newton Abbot, Devon, on 22 December 1801, the second son in the family of five sons and one daughter of Richard Bowden Beard (1773–1840) and his wife, Elizabeth (1775–1818). In 1804 his parents moved into ...

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Bickham, George (c. 1704–1771), engraver and printseller, the son of the engraver George Bickham (1683/4–1758) and his wife, Elizabeth, was probably born about 1704 in London. He trained as an engraver and became one of the most vibrant, energetic, and enigmatic figures in the ...

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Bonfiglioli, Kyril Emanuel George [Cyril] (1928–1985), art dealer and writer, was born on 29 May 1928 at 9 Upperton Road, Eastbourne, the second among the three children of Emanuel Bonfiglioli (1886–1961), and his wife, Dorothy Annie Pallett (c.1900–1943). His father was an Italo-Slovene, born in ...

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John Boydell (1720–1804) by Sir William Beechey, 1801 Guildhall Art Gallery, Corporation of London

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Boydell, John (1720–1804), engraver and printseller, the eldest of the seven children of Josiah Boydell (1691–1757?), surveyor and land steward, and his wife, Mary (1693/4–1777), was born at Dorrington in Shropshire on 19 January 1720. Like other men of his day he was disinclined to lose a year of his life to the change in calendar, and so always gave the year of his birth in old style, as 1719....