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Allingham [née Paterson], Helen Mary Elizabeth (1848–1926), watercolour painter, was born on 26 September 1848 at Swadlincote, Derbyshire, the eldest of the seven children (three boys and four girls) of Alexander Henry Paterson (1825–1862), medical practitioner and surgeon, and his wife, Mary Chance Herford (1824–1894)...

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Anderson, (Alfred Charles) Stanley (1884–1966), printmaker and watercolour painter, was born on 11 May 1884 at 11 North Road, Bristol, the son of Alfred Ernest Anderson (1859–1939), of Heavitree, Devon, who started his own business as a skilled general and heraldic engraver, and his wife, ...

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Annesley, Lady Mabel Marguerite (1881–1959), wood-engraver and watercolour painter, was born on 25 February 1881, at Annesley Lodge, Regent's Park, London, the daughter of Hugh Annesley, fifth Earl Annesley (1831–1908), lieutenant-colonel in the Scots Fusilier Guards and landowner, and his wife, Mabel Wilhelmina Frances Markham, ...

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Austin, Robert Sargent (1895–1973), engraver and watercolour painter, was born on 23 June 1895 at 14 Magazine Square, Leicester, the eldest of the three children of Robert Austin, a cabinet-maker, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Smith. Encouraged by his father, after leaving Lansdowne Road school...

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Beresford [née Stuart], Louisa Anne, marchioness of Waterford (1818–1891), watercolour painter and philanthropist, was born on 14 April 1818 at the Hôtel Charost, Faubourg St Honoré, Paris, the second daughter of Sir Charles Stuart, later Baron Stuart de Rothesay (1779–1845), diplomatist. Her paternal grandfather was ...

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Bowles, Edward Augustus [Gussie] (1865–1954), horticulturist and watercolour painter, was born on 14 May 1865 at Myddelton House, Bull's Cross, Enfield, Middlesex, the fourth of five children of Henry Carrington Bowles Bowles (formerly Treacher; 1830–1918), a landowner and governor of the New River Company...

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Brabazon [formerly Sharpe], Hercules Brabazon (1821–1906), watercolour painter, was born Hercules Brabazon Sharpe on 27 November 1821 in Paris, the second of the four children of Hercules Sharpe (d. 1858) and his wife, Anne (d. 1837×40), daughter of Sir Anthony Brabazon, ...

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Callow, William (1812–1908), watercolour painter, was born in Greenwich, Kent, on 28 July 1812, elder son of Robert Callow (1786–1848), a master builder, and his wife, Elizabeth (d. 1848). John Callow was his younger brother. William Callow showed an early talent for drawing and at the age of eleven was tinting prints for the engraver ...

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Cameron, Katharine (1874–1965), watercolour painter and etcher, was born on 26 February 1874 at 16 Sardinia Terrace, Hillhead, Glasgow, the eighth of the nine children of Robert Cameron (1825–1898), minister of Cambridge Street United Presbyterian Church in Glasgow, and his wife, Margaret Johnston (...

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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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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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Evans, William [known as William Evans of Eton] (1798–1877), watercolour painter, was born probably at Eton College on 4 December 1798, the elder son of Samuel Evans (1762–1835), a topographical draughtsman from Flintshire, who taught drawing to the youngest daughters of ...

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Fielding, (Anthony Vandyke) Copley (1787–1855), watercolour painter, the third and best-known of the five sons of Nathan Theodore Fielding (1746/7–1819) and Elizabeth (Betty) Baker or Barker (d. c.1806/7), was born near Sowerby Bridge, Yorkshire, on 22 November 1787. Although he is said to have been named after his father's friend the history painter ...

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Girtin, Thomas (1775–1802), watercolour painter, was born at Great Bandy Leg Walk, Southwark, on 18 February 1775, the son of a brushmaker of Huguenot descent, John Girtin (1738–1778), and his wife, Rosehannah (née Townsend). He was baptized at St Saviour's, Southwark, on 17 March. In 1778 ...

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Haag, (Johann) Carl (1820–1915), watercolour painter, was born on 20 April 1820 at Theaterstrasse 2, Erlangen, Bavaria. His father, a baker and amateur draughtsman, Johann Christoph Wilhelm Haag (1789–1828), would not allow the precocious boy to have drawing lessons, but after Johann's death in 1828 ...

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Haghe, Louis (1806–1885), lithographer and watercolour painter, was born in Tournai, Belgium, on 17 March 1806. His father and grandfather both practised as architects in Tournai and it was expected that he would follow suit. As a child he was encouraged to draw in his father's office, and this exposure to an architectural environment may have determined his predilections as an artist. Between the ages of ten and fifteen he was educated in the college at ...

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Hunt, William Henry (1790–1864), watercolour painter, was born in March 1790 and baptized on 28 March 1790 at 8 Old Belton Street (now Endell Street), London, son of John Hunt, tin-plate worker and japanner, and his wife, Judith. Sickly and lame from childhood, he was regarded as too weak to follow his father's profession. ...

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Lambert, James (bap. 1725, d. 1788), watercolour painter and topographical artist, was baptized on 29 December 1725 at Willingdon, near Eastbourne, Sussex, the youngest of the eight children of John Lambert (1690–1764), a flax dresser, and his wife, Susan Bray (1687–1771), daughter of ...

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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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Mackintosh, Charles Rennie (1868–1928), architect, decorative artist, and watercolour painter, was born on 7 June 1868 at 70 Parson Street, Glasgow, the fourth of the eleven children of William McIntosh (c.1837–1908), a clerk in the Glasgow police force, and his first wife, ...