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W. C. Monkhouse

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Allan, David (1744–1796), portrait and genre painter, was born at Alloa, Clackmannanshire, on 13 February 1744, the son of David Allan, shoremaster, and Janet Gullan. Allan, who was born prematurely, seems to have been asthmatic and never enjoyed good health. He showed an early proclivity to art, and was dismissed from school for caricaturing his teacher. At eleven, on 23 February 1755, he was apprenticed to the ...

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Burton, William Shakespeare (1824–1916), painter, was born in London on 1 June 1824, the son of the actor William Evans Burton (1804–1860) and his wife, Elizabeth, née Loft (d. 1876). To escape from his difficult wife Burton's father moved to the USA...

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Butler [née Thompson], Elizabeth Southerden, Lady Butler (1846–1933), military painter, was born on 3 November 1846 at Villa Claremont, Lausanne, Switzerland, the elder daughter of Thomas James Thompson (1812–1881) and his second wife, Christiana Weller (1825–1910). Unusually, her education and that of her sister, the poet and essayist ...

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Carpenter [née Geddes], Margaret Sarah (1793–1872), portrait and genre painter, was born on 1 February 1793 at Salisbury, Wiltshire, where she was baptized at St Thomas's Church on 7 June 1793, the second of six children of Alexander Geddes (1763–1843), retired army officer, and his wife, ...

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Carse, Alexander (bap. 1770, d. 1843), genre painter, was born in Innerwick, Haddingtonshire, and was baptized in that parish on 25 March 1770, which was possibly also the day of his birth, the son of William Carse, a tailor in Thorntounloch, and his wife, ...

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Cole, George (1810–1883), landscape and animal painter, was born on 15 January 1810 in London, the second child and only son of James Cole (1772–1847) and Elizabeth Parker (d. 1819). Information about his early life is scanty: according to his grandson, Rex Vicat Cole...

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Ferneley, John (1782–1860), sporting painter, was born on 18 May 1782 in the village of Thrussington, 6 miles from Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. He was the ninth of ten children born to William Ferneley, wheelwright and wagon builder, and his wife, Ann. He received only minimal schooling, and to the end of his days his spelling was eccentric and his punctuation non-existent. At the age of twenty, although still working for his father, he was showing an increasing interest in decorating farm carts with his paintings and making primitive sketches of fox-hunting. His naïve efforts came to the attention of the young ...

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Fildes, Sir (Samuel) Luke (1843–1927), illustrator and genre and portrait painter, was born on 18 October 1843 at 22 Standish Street, Liverpool, the fourth of the ten children of James Fildes (c.1813–1858) of Manchester, mariner and shipping agent, and his wife, ...

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Grant, Sir Francis (1803–1878), portrait and sporting painter, was born on 18 January 1803 in Edinburgh, the fourth of seven children of Francis Grant (d. 1819), laird of Kilgraston, Perthshire, a landowner with estates in Scotland and Jamaica, and his wife, Anne Oliphant...

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Hart, Solomon Alexander (1806–1881), historical genre painter, was born in April 1806 in Plymouth, son of Samuel Hart (fl. 1785–1830), a Jewish engraver and teacher of Hebrew. Hart's mother died when he was young and his father married again. Two brothers are known, ...

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Herring, John Frederick, senior (1795–1865), sporting painter, was born on 12 September 1795 in Blackfriars, London, the eldest of nine children of Benjamin Herring (d. 1871) and Sarah Jemima (d. 1831), née Howard. His father was a fringe maker and upholsterer working from ...

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Hicks, George Elgar (1824–1914), genre painter, was born in Lymington, Hampshire, on 13 March 1824, the youngest son of Edward Hicks (1783/4–1861). His father rose from a cashier to become a partner in St Barbe and Co., the Lymington bank, from which he retired in 1840; he was made a county magistrate in 1843, and in 1837, 1841, and 1847 was mayor of ...

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Hutchison, Robert Gemmell (1855–1936), painter, was born in Edinburgh on 1 July 1855, the oldest son of George Hutchison (b. 1830), brass founder, and his wife, Margaret, née Forman (b. 1829). He was not academically inclined and left school at a young age to be apprenticed to a seal engraver. His artistic talent was evident by the age of seventeen and his mother encouraged him to pursue a career as a painter. He trained at the government art school in ...

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Joy, Thomas Musgrave [Thomas Musgrove] (1812–1866), genre and portrait painter, born on 9 July 1812 at Boughton Hall, Boughton Monchelsea, near Maidstone, Kent, was the only son of the local squire, Thomas Joy, and his wife, Susanah Tomkin. Although at first discouraged in his early predilection for art, he was sent to ...

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Judith Bronkhurst and Richard Ormond

Landseer, Sir Edwin Henry (1802–1873), animal painter, was born in London on 7 March 1802 at 88 Queen Anne Street East, Marylebone, the youngest of the three sons, and the fourth of the seven surviving children of John George Landseer (1762/3–1852), engraver and author, and his wife, ...

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Le Jeune, Henry (1819–1904), history and genre painter, was born in London on 12 December 1819, the son of Anthony Le Jeune, a professional musician of Flemish origin. Le Jeune hailed from a musical family, his grandfather and brothers also being musicians. His sister developed an interest in photography, working in ...

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Leslie, Charles Robert (1794–1859), literary genre painter and author, was born in Clerkenwell, London, on 19 October 1794, the eldest son of Robert Charles Leslie (d. 1804), a prosperous Philadelphia clockmaker, and his wife, Lydia Baker (1766/7–1824). Leaving a business partner behind, his father had moved to ...

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Lewis, John Frederick (1804–1876), painter of oriental subjects in watercolour and oil, was the eldest son of the engraver Frederick Christian Lewis (1779–1856) and his wife, Elizabeth Exton. He was born at 33 Queen Anne Street East, London, on 14 July 1804; 1805 is incorrectly given as his birth year in most previous literature. He had two brothers and three sisters. His father's family was of German descent. ...

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Morland, George (1763–1804), landscape and genre painter, was born on 26 June 1763 at the Haymarket, London, the eldest of the six children of Henry Robert Morland (1716x19–1797), painter, engraver, and art dealer, and his wife, Jenny or Jane Lacam (fl. 1740–1780)...

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Parkinson, Sydney (d. 1771), natural history artist, was born in Edinburgh, one of three children and the younger son of Joel Parkinson, a brewer and leading Quaker of that city, and his wife, Elizabeth (c.1700–1771). His birth year is uncertain: 1745, the traditional estimate, is twelve years after his brother's and by then his mother was in her mid-forties, so it appears suspect....