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Helen Mary Elizabeth Allingham (1848–1926) by unknown photographer courtesy of Burgh House and Hampstead Museum

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Allingham [née Paterson], Helen Mary Elizabeth (1848–1926), watercolour painter, was born on 26 September 1848 at Swadlincote, Derbyshire, the eldest of the seven children (three boys and four girls) of Alexander Henry Paterson (1825–1862), medical practitioner and surgeon, and his wife, Mary Chance Herford (1824–1894)...

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Fox, Eliza Florance Bridell- [née Eliza Florance Fox] (1823/4–1903), painter, was born in December 1823 or January 1824 in London, the only daughter and middle of the three children of William Johnson Fox (1786–1864), Unitarian minister of South Place Chapel, Finsbury, London...

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Gillies, Margaret (1803–1887), painter, was born on 7 August 1803 in Throgmorton Street in the City of London and baptized on 6 February 1804 at St Benet Fink, Threadneedle Street, the fourth of the five children of William Gillies (1761–1845), corn merchant, and his wife, ...

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William Hazlitt (1778–1830) self-portrait, c. 1802 Maidstone Museums and Art Galleries / Bridgeman Art Library

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Hazlitt, William (1778–1830), writer and painter, was born on 10 April 1778 at Mitre Close, Maidstone, Kent, the fourth of the seven children of the Revd William Hazlitt (1737–1820), Unitarian minister, and his wife, Grace (1746–1837), née Loftus, daughter of an ironmonger of ...

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Herford, Anne Laura (1831–1870), painter, was born on 16 October 1831, probably in Altrincham, Cheshire, the ninth and youngest child of John Herford (1789–1855), wine merchant and philanthropist, and his wife, Sarah (1791–1831), artist and teacher, daughter of Edward Smith and his wife, ...

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L. H. Cust

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Hering, George Edwards (1805–1879), landscape painter, was born in London, the younger son of Charles Ernest Christian Hering, a German bookbinder who belonged to the baronial family of von Heringen in Brunswick and who died when George was young. He was probably the child of that name baptized on 19 May 1805 at ...

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Edith Blackwell Holden (1871–1920) by unknown photographer © RS & RW 2004

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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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Howitt [married name Watts], Anna Mary (1824–1884), painter and writer, was born into a Quaker family in Nottingham on 15 January 1824, the eldest of the five surviving children of William Howitt (1792–1879) and Mary Botham (1799–1888) [see Howitt, Mary], both hardworking writers who founded ...

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See Kennion, Edward

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Albert Nicholson

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Kennion, Edward (1744–1809), landscape painter, was born on 15 January 1744 in Liverpool, the son of James Kennion, a businessman. His grandfather, John Kennion, was a nonconformist minister preaching at the Toxteth Park Chapel, Liverpool. A relative, John Kennion, took charge of Edward's...

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Martineau, Edith (1842–1909), watercolour painter, was born on 19 June 1842 at 30 Mason Street, West Derby, Liverpool, one of eight children of Dr James Martineau (1805–1900), Unitarian theologian and minister, and his wife, Helen (1804–1877), daughter of Edward Higginson. She was the niece of the author ...

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Arthur Rackham (1867–1939) self-portrait, 1924 Art Workers' Guild; photograph by Bridgeman Art Library

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Rackham, Arthur (1867–1939), painter and illustrator, was born on 19 September 1867 at 2 St James's Terrace, Lambeth, London, the fourth of the twelve children of Alfred Thomas Rackham (1829–1912), a legal clerk, and his wife, Anne Stevenson (1833–1920), the daughter of a ...

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Walker, George (1781–1856), artist, was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, on 7 May 1781, the youngest son among the eleven children of William Walker (d. 1817), textile merchant, and his wife, Jane, née Hallowell. The family was originally from Newcastle upon Tyne, but probably in the mid-eighteenth century had moved to ...