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Walter Armstrong

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Armstead, Henry Hugh (1828–1905), sculptor and illustrator, was born in Bloomsbury, London, on 18 June 1828, the fourth and youngest son of John Armstead, and his wife, Ann, daughter of Hugh Dyer of Belfast. John Armstead was a heraldic chaser and Henry Hugh Armstead...

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Beardsley, Aubrey Vincent (1872–1898), illustrator, was born on 21 August 1872 at 12 Buckingham Road, Brighton, Sussex, the son of Vincent Paul Beardsley (c.1840–1909), and his wife, Ellen Agnus (1846–1932), the daughter of Surgeon-Major William Pitt and his wife, Susan.

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Martin Hardie

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Boughton, George Henry (1833–1905), painter and illustrator, was born on 4 December 1833 at a village near Norwich, where his father, William Boughton, was a farmer. Taken by his parents to America as an infant, he lived in Albany, New York, where he was educated at the high school. Self-taught as an artist, he sold his first painting, ...

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Brailes, William de (fl. c. 1230–1260), manuscript artist, whose signature, W. de Brail', appears in two illustrated manuscripts of the mid-thirteenth century, is almost certainly identifiable as the William de Brailes named in five Oxford property deeds of c.1230–1260. Although the documents do not specify ...

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Browne, Hablot Knight [pseud. Phiz] (1815–1882), artist and illustrator, was born in Lower Kennington Lane, London, in June or July 1815 and baptized on 21 December 1815 at St Mary's, Lambeth; he was said to be the ninth son of William Loder Browne (1771–1855)...

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Browne, Thomas Arthur (1870–1910), illustrator and painter, was born at Nottingham on 8 December 1870, the son of Francis and Maria Browne. He left St Mary's national school, Nottingham, at the age of eleven to become an errand boy, first at a milliner's and later at a lace market, and when he was fourteen he was apprenticed to a firm of lithographic printers. His career as a black and white artist and humorous draughtsman began at the age of seventeen when he discovered that he could draw and make comic illustrations of his friends. One of them persuaded him to send some of his drawings to the comic paper ...

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Caldecott, Randolph (1846–1886), artist and book illustrator, was born at 150 Bridge Street, Chester, on 22 March 1846, the son of John Caldecott, a hatter and tailor who was also a pioneer of modern accounting, and his wife, Mary Dinah Brookes. He was educated at ...

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Calman, Melville [Mel] (1931–1994), cartoonist and illustrator, was born on 19 May 1931 at 64 Linthorpe Road, Stamford Hill, London, the youngest of the three children of Clement Calman, timber merchant, and his wife, Anna. His parents were Russian-Jewish immigrants, his father from ...

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Cattermole, George (1800–1868), watercolour painter and illustrator, was born on 10 August 1800 in the village of Dickleburgh, near Diss, Norfolk, the youngest of seven children, six sons and a daughter, of parents whose names are not known.

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Crane, Walter (1845–1915), illustrator, designer, and painter, was born on 15 August 1845 at 12 Maryland Street, Liverpool, the third child of Thomas Crane (1808–1859), a portrait painter well established in the north-west of England, and his wife, Marie Kearsley. When he was three months old the family moved to ...

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Davis, Brian [pseud. Michael ffolkes] (1925–1988), cartoonist and illustrator, was born on 6 June 1925 at 36 St John's Park, London, the only child of Walter Lawrence Davis (1900–1973), typographer, and his wife, Elaine Rachel Bostock (1899–1987), theatre singer. His paternal grandfather was a master carpenter with strong socialist convictions....

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Doyle, Richard [pseud. Dick Kitcat] (1824–1883), illustrator and watercolour painter, was born in September 1824 in London, the second of the seven children of John Doyle (pseudonym H. B.) (1797–1868), caricaturist and painter, and his wife, Marianna Conan. His parents were both Irish, having come to ...

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Du Maurier, George Louis Palmella Busson (1834–1896), illustrator, cartoonist, and novelist, was born on 6 March 1834 at 80 Champs Elysées, Paris, and baptized in May 1835 at Rotherfield, Sussex, the eldest of the three children of Louis-Mathurin Busson Du Maurier (1797–1856) and his wife, ...

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Duncan, John (1866–1945), painter and illustrator, was born in Dundee on 19 July 1866, the second of six children of William Gardiner Duncan, grocer (he was later described as a schoolmaster and a cattle dealer), and his wife, Helen, née Thomson, a power loom weaver. At the age of eleven he began his studies at the ...

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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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Fitch, Walter Hood (1817–1892), botanical artist and lithographer, was born on 29 January 1817 in Lanark, Scotland, the second son of five children of John Fitch (1790–c.1850), cloth merchant, and his wife, Catherine Maria Hood (1786–1859), a milliner and dressmaker. After a year at ...

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Flaxman, John (1755–1826), sculptor, decorative designer, and illustrator, was born on 6 July 1755 in York, the second son of three children of John Flaxman (1726–1795), a minor sculptor and producer of plaster casts and models, and his first wife, formerly Miss Lee (...

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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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Gilbert, Sir John (1817–1897), illustrator and painter, was born on 21 July 1817 at Blackheath, London, one of six children of George Felix Gilbert (1790-1864), a land and estate agent and auctioneer who had served in the militia, and his wife, ...

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Gill, Leslie MacDonald [Max] (1884–1947), artist and decorative cartographer, was born on 6 October 1884 at 2 Prestonville Road, Brighton, the fourth of thirteen children (two of whom died in childhood) of Arthur Tidman Gill (1848–1933) and his wife, (Cicely) Rose, née King (1855–1929)...