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Beerbohm, Sir Henry Maximilian [Max] (1872–1956), caricaturist and writer, was born at 57 Palace Gardens Terrace, London, on 24 August 1872 and was baptized on 16 October at the church of All Saints, Kensington. His father, Julius Ewald Edward Beerbohm (1810–1892), of Dutch, Lithuanian, and German origin, had come to ...

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Boyle [née Savile], Dorothy, countess of Burlington (1699–1758), portrait painter and caricaturist, was born in London on 13 September 1699 and baptized on 24 September at St James's, Piccadilly, the elder daughter of William Savile, second marquess of Halifax (1665–1700), and his second wife, ...

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Bunbury, Henry William (1750–1811), artist and caricaturist, was born on 1 July 1750 at the Manor House, Mildenhall, Suffolk, the second son of the Revd Sir William Bunbury, fifth baronet (c.1710–1764) and vicar of Mildenhall, and his wife, Eleanor (d...

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Collier, John [pseud. Tim Bobbin] (1708–1786), satirist and caricaturist, was born at Church Lane, Urmston, Lancashire, on 16 December 1708. He was the third of nine children of John Collier, Church of England clergyman (c.1676–1739) and his wife, Mary Cook (...

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Cruikshank, George (1792–1878), graphic artist, was born on 27 September 1792, and baptized on 6 November at St George's, Bloomsbury Way, London, the second son of Isaac Cruikshank (1764–1811), caricaturist, and his wife, Mary, née MacNaughton (1769–1853). At the time the family lived at ...

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Cruikshank, (Isaac) Robert (1789–1856), caricaturist and portrait painter, eldest son of Isaac Cruikshank (1764–1811) and his wife, Mary, née MacNaughton (1769–1853), was born on 27 September 1789 in St Martin's Court, London, and baptized on 25 October at St Martin-in-the-Fields. Three years later, around the time of his younger brother ...

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Furniss, Henry [Harry] [pseud. Lika Joko] (1854–1925), caricaturist and illustrator, was born on 26 March 1854 in Wexford, Ireland, the first child of the second family of James Furniss, civil engineer, and his second wife, Isabella Cornelia, a miniature painter, daughter of ...

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Gillray, James (1756–1815), caricaturist, was born in Robinson's Lane, Chelsea, Middlesex, near London, on 13 August 1756, the third of the five children of James Gillray (1720–1799) of Culter, Lanarkshire, Scotland, and his wife, Jane Coleman (1716–1797), of Long Hope, Gloucestershire. The elder ...

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Gilroy, John Thomas Young (1898–1985), graphic artist and portrait painter, was born on 20 May 1898 at 4 Crawhall Terrace, Newcastle upon Tyne, the second son and the fourth of eight children of John William Gilroy, marine artist and technical draughtsman, and his wife, ...

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Godfrey, Roland Frederick [Bob] (1921–2013), animator, director, and film-maker, was born on 27 May 1921 in Horse Shoe Bend, West Maitland, New South Wales, Australia, the son of Roland Charles Godfrey, a Banbury operator employed in the making of chemical blends for motor vehicle tyres. Known throughout his life as ...

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Leech, John (1817–1864), humorous artist and illustrator, was born at 28 Bennett Street, Stamford Street, London, on 29 August 1817 and baptized on 16 November at Christ Church, Southwark, London, the only son of John Leech, (d. c.1870), the assistant proprietor of the ...

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Patch, Thomas (bap. 1725, d. 1782), artist and physiognomist, was baptized on 31 March 1725 at St Paul's, Exeter, the second of the three children of John Patch (1691–1746), a surgeon, and his wife, Hannah Miller. He studied medicine in Exeter and in ...

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Pellegrini, Carlo [pseud. Ape] (1839–1889), caricaturist, was born in March 1839 in Capua, Campania, Italy, a scion of the Sedili Capuani, an aristocratic landowning family. His mother was said to be a descendant of the Medici. He was educated at the Collegio Barnibiti...

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Townshend, George, first Marquess Townshend (1724–1807), politician and caricaturist, was born on 28 February 1724 in London, the eldest son of Charles Townshend, third Viscount Townshend (1700–1764) [see under Townshend, Charles, second Viscount Townshend], politician, and his wife, Etheldreda Townshend (c. 1708–1788)...

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Ullyett, Royden Herbert Frederick (1914–2001), cartoonist and caricaturist, was born at 37 Lyndhurst Drive, Leyton, Essex, on 16 March 1914, the third son of Henry John Emerson Ullyett, secretary–manager of Slazengers sports equipment manufacturers, and his wife, (Kate) Hilda, formerly Foreman, née Glover...

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Ward, Sir Leslie [pseud. Spy] (1851–1922), caricaturist and portrait painter, was born on 21 November 1851 in Harewood Square, London, one of the eight children of the history painter Edward Matthew Ward (1816–1879) and his wife, Henrietta Mary Ada Ward (1832–1924), a fashionable portrait painter, art teacher, and hostess. Although they had the same surname before marriage, his parents were not related. Both were history painters of some note. His mother came from a line of painters and engravers, including her father, the engraver and miniature painter ...