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A. F. Sieveking

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Charles, James Henry (1851–1906), landscape and genre painter, was born at Warrington, Lancashire, on 5 January 1851. His ancestors, who were French, settled originally at Caernarfon and owned fishing and cargo boats which traded with Anglesey. His father, Richard Charles (1823–1893), was a draughtsman and cabinet-maker who designed the mayor of ...

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Danckerts [Danckers, Dankers, Danckertszoon], Hendrick (c. 1625–1680), landscape painter and engraver, was born to a Catholic family, allegedly in The Hague. His father was called Jan Danckerts, and likewise his brother, Jan Danckerts (c. 1615–1686), who was a history painter and engraver...

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Davis, William (1812–1873), landscape painter, was born in Dublin in August 1812, the son of a solicitor. His family was socially well connected, but found themselves in reduced circumstances. He first intended to train for the law, but later turned to art, attending drawing and modelling lessons at the ...

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Grimshaw, (John) Atkinson (1836–1893), landscape painter, was born on 6 September 1836 at 9 Back Park Street, Leeds, the third son of six children of David Grimshaw (b. 1811), a policeman, and his wife, Mary Atkinson. In 1842 the family moved to ...

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Reid, (Anne Margaret) Nano (1900–1981), landscape and figure painter, was born on 1 March 1900 at 17 Magdalene Street, Drogheda, co. Louth, Ireland, the second of four children of Thomas Reid (1862–1933), publican and grocer, and his wife, Anne Downey (d. 1924)...

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(Charles) Adrian Scott Stokes (1854–1935) by Elliott & Fry, 1900s © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Stokes, (Charles) Adrian Scott (1854–1935), artist, was born on 23 December 1854 at 77 Hoghton Street, Southport, the third of the five sons (four surviving) of Scott Nasmyth Stokes (1821–1891), the first Roman Catholic inspector of schools, and his wife, Emma Louisa (1820–1896)...

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(Giacomo) Francesco Zuccarelli (bap. 1702, d. 1788) by Richard Wilson, 1751 © Tate, London, 2004