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William James Linton (1812–1897) by Sir Emery Walker © National Portrait Gallery, London


Linton, William James (1812–1897), wood-engraver, polemicist, and poet, was born on 7 December 1812 in Ireland's Row at Mile End in London, probably the second among four children of William Linton, a provision broker in the London docks, and his second wife, Mary (...


Sayers [Sayer], James (1748–1823), caricaturist and political propagandist, was born at Yarmouth, Norfolk, in August 1748, the son of the master of a trading vessel. He was articled as a clerk in an attorney's office at Yarmouth, and became a member of the borough council. At this time he composed poetical satires in verse and drew caricatures. After inheriting a small fortune from his father, ...