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(John) Thomas Baines (1820–1875) by unknown photographer, 1860s The Royal Geographical Society, London


Baines, (John) Thomas (1820–1875), artist and explorer, was born on 27 November 1820 at King's Lynn, Norfolk, the second son and one of three surviving children of Mary Ann Watson and John Thomas Baines, a master mariner. His father and maternal grandfather were amateur artists, his brother ...


Beechey, Henry William (1788–1862), painter and explorer, was born on 6 May 1788, probably at 37 Hill Street, Berkeley Square, London, the eldest son of the portrait painter Sir William Beechey (1753–1839) and his first wife Mary, née French (1750–1793). Nothing is known of his education. In August 1815 he became secretary to ...