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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 ...