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Bowler, Thomas William (1812–1869), landscape painter and printmaker, was born in Tring, Hertfordshire, on 9 December 1812, the son of William Bowler, a labourer, and Sarah Butterfield. He worked for three years in London as a solicitor's clerk, but in 1833, on the recommendation of a local squire, ...

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Cowen, William (1791–1864), landscape painter and printmaker, was born in Rotherham, Yorkshire. He was initially educated for the church. After travelling a great deal, and making many sketches in Britain and Ireland in the process, he won the patronage of Earl Fitzwilliam, who paid for him to travel to ...

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Daniell, Thomas (1749–1840), landscape painter and printmaker, was born at Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, the son of John Sheppard Daniell, innkeeper of The Swan at Chertsey. From 1763 to 1770 he was apprenticed to a Mr Maxwell as a coach builder and spent the following three years at ...

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Finnie, John (bap. 1829, d. 1907), landscape painter and printmaker, was born at Aberdeen and baptized in the parish church on 4 May 1829, the son of John Finnie, a brass-founder, and his wife, Christian McIndoe. After serving apprenticeships to a house painter at ...

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Willis, Henry Brittan (bap. 1811, d. 1884), landscape painter and printmaker, was born at Bristol, where he was baptized on 10 March 1811, the son of John Willis, a minor artist and drawing-master in that city and his wife Ann. During the early 1830s he formed part of a local sketching and painting society whose members also included ...