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Cole, Sir Ralph, second baronet (bap. 1629, d. 1704), painter and patron of the arts, was baptized on 3 November 1629. Of his six sons, Ralph was the first surviving son and heir of Sir Nicholas Cole, first baronet (d. 1669), of ...

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Exshaw, Charles (d. 1771), painter and art dealer, was born in Dublin, the son of John Exshaw (d. 1746). He trained there under Francis Bindon, who may have encouraged him to travel abroad. Exshaw left Dublin in 1747 to study in Paris...

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Ford, Michael (d. 1765), painter and printseller, was a native of Dublin and a pupil of the mezzotint engraver and printseller John Brooks. Ford, who styled himself ‘painter’, commissioned a handful of prints in the mid-1740s from Andrew Miller and published them from an address in ...

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Gilbert, John Graham (1794–1866), painter and art collector, was born John Graham in Glasgow on 26 March 1794, the son of David Graham (1761/2–1827), a West India merchant, and Agnes McAslan (b. 1767). He attended the grammar school in Glasgow and worked with his father for a short period before moving to ...

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Hamilton, Gavin (1723–1798), painter, archaeologist, and dealer, was born at Murdieston House in the parish of Bertram Shotts, Lanarkshire, second son of Alexander Hamilton (d. 1768) of Murdieston, laird of Inverdovat (now Tayfield), Fife, who had inherited Murdieston from his great-uncle Alexander Inglis...

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Hugford, Ignazio Enrico (1702/3–1778), painter and picture collector and dealer, was born in Pisa, the son of Ignazio Hugford (b. c.1675), an English Catholic clockmaker who had emigrated to Tuscany, and his wife, Bridget Radcliffe. He studied painting with Antonio Domenico Gabbiani...

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Jenkins, Thomas (1722–1798), art dealer, painter, and banker, was probably born in December 1722 in Sidbury, Devon, one of the two sons of William Jenkins. His brother, William, later became vicar of Sidbury and rector of Upottery. Possibly they were the William and ...

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Lankrink, Prosper Henricus (1628–1692), painter and collector, was born in Germany, the only son of an army officer who had moved to Antwerp to take up a commission in the Flemish army. After his father's death, his mother ensured Lankrink was well educated (...

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Le Bas, Edward (1904–1966), painter and collector, was born on 27 October 1904 in Hampstead, London, the youngest of the three children and only son of Edward Le Bas and his wife, Anna Le Grand. The Le Bas family was of Anglo-French descent, originally from ...

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Leemput, Remigius [Remy] van (1607–1675), painter and art collector, was of Flemish or possibly French origin and was baptized at Antwerp in December 1607. He was received into the guild of St Luke in Antwerp in 1628–9. By October 1635 he had settled in ...

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Orrock, James (1829–1913), painter and art collector, was born in Edinburgh, the elder son of the four children of James Orrock, a successful chemist and surgeon-dentist, and his first wife. His mother encouraged his lifelong passion for music and painting; as a boy he collected prints and drawings and his portfolio became his most cherished toy. At the age of eight he went as a boarder to the ...

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Reid, Sir Norman Robert (1915–2007), painter and gallery director, was born on 27 December 1915 at 244 Upland Road, Dulwich, London, the only son and second of three children of Edward Daniel Reid (1887–1956) and his wife, Blanche, née Drouet (1888–1961). His sisters were ...

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Walton, Henry (bap. 1746, d. 1813), painter and picture dealer, was baptized on 5 January 1746 at Dickleburgh, Norfolk. Walton was the second of three children of Samuel Walton (1710–1797), yeoman farmer, and his wife, Ann Newstead (1711–1797). His father was also a churchwarden and overseer of the poor. ...