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L. A. Fagan

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Boyne, John (1750s–1810), watercolour painter and engraver, was born in co. Down, Ireland. His father was originally a joiner by trade, but afterwards held an appointment in the victualling office at Deptford for many years. Boyne was brought to England when about nine years old, and subsequently articled (...

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Duncan, Edward (1803–1882), engraver and watercolour painter, was born on 21 October 1803 in Frederick Street, Hampstead Road, London, the son of Edward Duncan, artist and engraver, and his wife, Peggy. His talents were obvious from childhood: his early drawings, according to Joseph Jenkins...

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Fielding, Theodore Henry Adolphus (1781–1851), watercolour painter, engraver, and author, was the eldest son of the painter Nathan Theodore Fielding (1746/7–1819) and Elizabeth (Betty) Baker or Barker (d. c.1806/7). He was born near Sowerby Bridge, Yorkshire, in 1781, and baptized at nearby ...

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Griffith, Moses (1747–1819), watercolour painter and engraver, was born on 25 March 1747 at Trygarn in the parish of Bryncroes in Caernarvonshire, the illegitimate son of Griffith William and Anne Griffith. His father was a labourer, and Moses grew up in humble circumstances, though he received an education at the free school attached to ...

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Halfpenny, Joseph (1748–1811), topographical engraver and watercolour painter, was born on 9 October 1748 at Bishopthorpe, Yorkshire, where his father, Thomas Halfpenny, was gardener to the archbishop. He was apprenticed to a house-painter in York, where he lived in the parish of St Michael-le-Belfrey...