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Christmas family (per. c. 1610–c. 1640), sculptors, woodcarvers, and pageant artificers, were active in London. Gerard Christmas (bap. 1576, d. 1634) was born into a family that lived on the eastern edge of the City of London and may have come from ...

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Grinling Gibbons (1648–1721) by Sir Godfrey Kneller, c. 1690 The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

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Gibbons, Grinling (1648–1721), woodcarver and sculptor, was born on 14 April 1648 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, one of four known children of James Gibbons (fl. 1637–1659), draper, and Elizabeth Grinling (fl. 1637–1659). Both his parents were English. James Gibbons had been admitted to the freedom of the ...

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Le Marchand, David (1674–1726), ivory carver, was born on 12 October 1674 in Dieppe, the son of Guillaume le Marchand, a painter and possibly also a carver of ivory, and his wife, Madeleine Levasseur, who married in 1658. After the revocation of the edict of Nantes in 1685 ...

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Poole, Monica Mary (1921–2003), wood-engraver, was born on 20 May 1921 at 43 Whitstable Road, Canterbury, Kent, the younger daughter of Charles Reginald Poole, a bank clerk, and his wife, Gladys Aline, née Haskell. Her sister died at the age of seven as the family was moving to ...

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Thomas, John (1813–1862), architectural sculptor, was born at Chalford, Gloucestershire, and rose from modest beginnings to outstanding success. His parents are untraced. Apprenticed in 1825 to a stonemason, he was regarded as a 'prodigy of precocious genius' (Art Journal). In the final year of his apprenticeship, on a visit to his brother ...