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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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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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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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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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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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Greenaway, Catherine [Kate] (1846–1901), illustrator, was born on 17 March 1846 at 21 Cavendish Street, Hoxton, London, the second child of John Greenaway (1816–1890) and his wife, Elizabeth Jones (1813–1894).

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Herkomer, Sir Hubert von (1849–1914), painter and illustrator, was born on 26 May 1849 in Waal, Bavaria, the only child of Lorenz Herkomer (1825–1888), a builder and woodcarver, and his wife, Josephine Niggl (1826–1879), born in the nearby village of Denklingen, Bavaria, who was a gifted pianist and music teacher. The ...

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Hill, Leonard Raven- (1867–1942), illustrator and cartoonist, was born at 18 New Bond Street, Bath, Somerset, on 10 March 1867, the son of William Hill, a master umbrella maker, and his wife, Anne Scott. He was educated as a day boy at the old ...

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Holden [married name Smith], Edith Blackwell (1871–1920), artist and illustrator, was born on 26 September 1871 at Holly Green, Church Road, Moseley, Birmingham, the fourth of seven children of Arthur Holden (1836–1913), a paint and varnish manufacturer, and his wife, Emma Wearing (1836–1904)...

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Keene, Charles Samuel (1823–1891), illustrator and etcher, was born in Duvals Lane, Hornsey, Middlesex, on 10 August 1823, one of the sons of Samuel Browne Keene (d. 1838), a solicitor of Furnival's Inn, London, and Ipswich, and Mary Sparrow (d. 1881)...

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King [married name Taylor], Jessie Marion (1875–1949), illustrator and designer, was born on 20 March 1875 at the manse, New Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire, the third daughter of the Revd James Waters King (1836–1898), Church of Scotland minister, and his wife, Mary Ann (1846–1896)...

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Leech, John (1817–1864), humorous artist and illustrator, was born at 28 Bennett Street, Stamford Street, London, on 29 August 1817 and baptized on 16 November at Christ Church, Southwark, London, the only son of John Leech, (d. c.1870), the assistant proprietor of the ...

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May, Philip William [Phil] (1864–1903), illustrator, was born at 66 Wallace Street, New Wortley, Leeds, on 22 April 1864, the second son and seventh child of Philip William May (1823–1873), an engineer, and his wife, Sarah Jane Macarthy (1828–1912). His grandfather, Charles May...

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Partridge, Sir (John) Bernard (1861–1945), cartoonist and illustrator, was born in London on 11 October 1861, the sixth child and third son of Richard Partridge FRS (1805–1873) and his wife, Frances Janette (Fanny) Turner. His father was professor of anatomy at the Royal Academy...