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Aikman, William, of Cairnie (1682–1731), portrait painter, was born on 24 October 1682 at Cairnie, Forfarshire, the second son and fifth child of William Aikman (1646–1699), laird of Cairnie and advocate, and his wife, Margaret Clerk (d. after 1729), daughter of John Clerk...

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Aitchison, (John Ronald) Craigie (1926–2009), artist, was born at 12 India Street, Edinburgh, on 13 January 1926, the second son of Craigie Mason Aitchison, later Lord Aitchison (1882–1941), and his wife, Charlotte Mary Forbes, née Jones (d. 1970). Craigie was his paternal grandmother's maiden name. His father was a distinguished Scottish lawyer, Labour then National Labour MP for ...

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Alexander, Cosmo (1724–1772), portrait painter and traveller, was born probably in Aberdeen, the son and pupil of the Aberdonian painter and engraver John Alexander (1686–c.1766), who had worked in Rome from 1711 to 1719, and his wife, Isobel Innes. John Alexander...

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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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Artaud, William (1763–1823), portrait and history painter, was born in London on 24 March 1763, the son of Stephen Artaud, a Huguenot jeweller, and his wife, Elizabeth. He was awarded silver palettes by the Incorporated Society of Artists in 1775/6, 1777, and 1782, and from 1778 attended the ...

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Baen, Jan de (1633–1702), portrait painter, was born on 20 February 1633 in Haarlem, Holland. Houbraken's life of de Baen, published within sixteen years of de Baen's death, would appear to be reliable because the artist painted a portrait of Dr Jacob Souburg...

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Ballantyne, John (1815–1897), portrait painter, was born on 25 April 1815 in Kelso, Roxburghshire, one of ten children of Alexander (Sandy) Thomson Ballantyne (1776–1847), newspaper editor and manager, and his wife, (Anne) Randall Scott Grant (d. 1855). His parents were both Scottish; his father is primarily remembered for having copied for press some of ...

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Beale [née Cradock], Mary (bap. 1633, d. 1699), portrait painter, was born at Barrow rectory, Suffolk, and baptized on 26 March 1633, the elder of two children of the Revd John Cradock (c.1595–1652), the puritan rector of Barrow, and his wife, ...

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Beechey, Sir William (1753–1839), portrait painter, was born on 12 December 1753 in Burford, Oxfordshire, the first of five children of William Beechey (d. 1789) and Hannah Read.

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Biffin [Beffin; married name Wright], Sarah (1784–1850), miniature painter, was born on 25 October 1784 at East Quantoxhead, Somerset, and baptized there, at the church of St Mary the Virgin, on 31 October. She was the third of five children of Henry John Beffin (1747/8–1835)...

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Bone, Henry (1755–1834), miniature and enamel painter, was born at Truro on 6 February 1755, the son of Henry Bone, a cabinet-maker and carver, who took his family to Plymouth, where Bone learned to paint on hard paste china for the Cookworthy factory. He continued his apprenticeship with ...

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Bone, Henry Pierce (1779–1855), miniature and enamel painter, was born in Islington, London, on 6 November 1779, the eldest son and pupil of the enamel painter Henry Bone (1755–1834) and his wife, Elizabeth, née Van der Meulen (d. c.1830). He went to school in ...

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Boxall, Sir William (1800–1879), portrait painter and museum director, was born on 29 June 1800 in or near Oxford, the son of Thomas Boxall, clerk to the collector of excise, and the brother of Anne (d. 1846), later wife of the Revd Charles Boxall Longland...

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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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Brackenbury, Georgina Agnes (1865–1949), portrait painter and suffrage campaigner, was born at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, on 1 July 1865, the fifth of nine children of Charles Booth Brackenbury (1831–1890), an officer in the Royal Artillery who became director of the Artillery College, Woolwich...

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Bradley, William (1801–1857), portrait painter, was born on 16 January 1801 in Manchester. Little is known of his family or parents, except that his father was remembered as an inventive and ingenious man; his death left Bradley an orphan by the age of three. ...

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Buck, Adam (1759–1833), miniature and portrait painter, was born in Castle Street, Cork, the elder son of Jonathan Buck (1729/30–1786), a silversmith, of Castle Street, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Sydney (d. 1817). Frederick Buck [see below] was his younger brother. His artistic training remains obscure but an anonymously published article in volume 26 of the ...

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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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Carwardine [married name Butler], Penelope (1729–c. 1801), miniature painter, was born at Withington, Herefordshire, on 29 April 1729, the eldest of the six daughters of John Carwardine of Thinghills Court, Withington, Herefordshire, and his wife, Anne Bullock of Preston Wynn, who was also a miniature painter. Her father having ruined the family estates ...

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Chalon, Alfred Edward (1780–1860), portrait and subject painter, was born on 15 February 1780 at Geneva, Switzerland. His forebears were Huguenots who left France at the revocation of the edict of Nantes and settled in Geneva. Chalon's father, Jean Chalon, was a watchmaker who left ...