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Sir Oswald Walters Brierly (1817–1894) by unknown engraver, pubd 1887 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Brierly, Sir Oswald Walters (1817–1894), marine painter and naval engineer, was born at Chester on 19 May 1817, the son of Dr Thomas Brierly (d. in or before 1872), a physician and amateur artist. After schooling in Chester, he became a pupil at ...

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Taylor, James (1753–1825), naval engineer and potter, was born on 3 May 1753 at Leadhills, Lanarkshire, the son of John Taylor, the overseer of the earl of Hopetoun's mines there. He was educated at Wallacehall School, Closeburn, Dumfriesshire, and then at Edinburgh University...

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Norman Wilkinson (1878–1971) by Howard Coster, 1939 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Wilkinson, Norman (1878–1971), marine and poster artist and creator of dazzle camouflage, was born on 24 November 1878 at 2 Eastbourne Terrace, Cambridge, one of the four children of Thomas Collins Wilkinson (b. 1853), music teacher, who left the family in the boy's childhood, and his wife, ...