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Delamotte, Philip Henry (1821–1889), photographer and illustrator, was born in Sandhurst, Surrey, on 21 April 1821, the fifth son in the family of five sons and four daughters of William Delamotte (1775–1863), a drawing-master and watercolour painter, and his wife, Mary Anne Gage...

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David Octavius Hill (1802–1870) by David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson, 1843–8 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hill, David Octavius (1802–1870), painter and photographer, was born on 20 May 1802 in Perth, Scotland, the eighth child (hence Octavius) of Thomas Hill, bookseller, and Emelia or Emily Murray. He was educated at Perth Academy.

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Jones, Calvert Richard (1802–1877), marine painter, traveller, and photographer, was born on 4 December 1802 at ‘Veranda’, near Swansea, the eldest of the five children of Calvert Jones (d. 1847), a civic leader, and his wife, Prudence Sproule. In 1823 he obtained a first-class degree in mathematics from ...

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Macpherson, Robert (1814–1872), photographer and painter, was born in Forfarshire, Scotland, probably on 27 February 1814, and spent most of his professional life in Rome. Little is known of his family background, though it is likely that he was a grandnephew of James Macpherson (1736–1796)...

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Newton, Sir William John (1785–1869), miniature painter and photographer, born in Thornhaugh Street, Bedford Square, London, was the son of James Newton (1748–1804), engraver, and his wife, Abigail, née Post, of Thornhaugh Street. James Newton worked closely with his elder brother, the architect ...

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William Frederick Lake Price (1810–1896) by Alfred Edward Chalon, c. 1844 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Price, William Frederick Lake (1810–1896), photographer and watercolourist, was born in Marylebone, London, on 18 October 1810, the son of Francis William Price and his wife, Caroline Matilda Jane Lake. Dr Robert Price (d. 1823), a royal chaplain, and Sir James Winter Lake, ...

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Wilson, George Washington (1823–1893), miniature painter and photographer, was born on 7 February 1823 at Brownside croft, Alvah, Banff, Scotland, the second son of the eleven children of George Wilson (1777–1848), a crofter from Banff, and his second wife, Elspet Hurd (1798–1883). He was educated in the local parish school (1830–35), but left at the age of twelve to be apprenticed to a local carpenter and house builder. During this time he developed an interest in art so strong that he gave up his secure job in 1846 and moved to ...

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David Wilkie Wynfield (1837–1887) self-portrait, 1860s © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Wynfield, David Wilkie (1837–1887), painter and photographer, was born in India, the son of James Stainback Winfield, a captain in the 47th Bengal native infantry, and his second wife, Sophia Mary Burroughes (d. c.1899). He was named after his maternal great-uncle and godfather, the distinguished Scottish artist ...