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Douglas, Sir William Fettes (1822–1891), painter, antiquary, and curator, was born in the parish of St Cuthbert, Edinburgh, on 29 March 1822, eldest son of Douglas James Douglas, accountant with the Commercial Bank of Scotland, and Martha Brook, great-niece of Sir William Fettes, bt...

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Graham, John (1754–1817), painter and teacher of art, was born in Edinburgh. He was apprenticed to a coach-painter in Edinburgh, George MacFarquhar (fl. 1763–1799), and later pursued that trade in London. He then undertook study at the Royal Academy Schools and he exhibited at the academy fairly regularly between 1780 and 1797. His paintings included ...

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Johnstone, William Borthwick (1804–1868), painter and gallery curator, was born William Johnstone on 21 July 1804 in Edinburgh, the elder son of John Johnstone, an Edinburgh lawyer. He added his mother's maiden name, Borthwick, to his own in 1847. Following the early deaths of his parents, ...

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Leitch, William Leighton (1804–1883), landscape painter and drawing-master, was born in Glasgow on 2 November 1804, the son of Richard Leitch, who had been in the navy and army and retired in 1815, and Elisabeth Hardie. Educated in Glasgow, Leitch worked in a lawyer's office and a weaver's shop, and then as a house painter, but spent his evenings drawing with ...

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William Leighton Leitch (1804–1883) by David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson © Scottish National Photography Collection, Scottish National Portrait Gallery