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Barry, James (1741–1806), history painter, printmaker, and author, was born on 11 October 1741, in a modest cottage in Water Lane in Blackpool, a suburb of Cork, to John Barry and Juliana Reardon. He was the eldest child in a family that grew to include three more sons, ...

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Cosway [née Hadfield], Maria Louisa Catherine Cecilia, Baroness Cosway in the nobility of the Austrian empire (1760–1838), history painter and educationist, was born at her father's hotel, Hadfield's (or Carlo's), Lungarno Capponi, Florence, on 17 July 1760, the eldest of five surviving children of ...

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Hussey, Giles (1710–1788), history and portrait painter, was born on 10 February 1710 at Marnhull, Dorset, the tenth of thirteen children of John Hussey (d. 1736) and his wife, Mary, daughter of Thomas Burdett. The family was Roman Catholic and between the ages of seven and twelve ...