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Boyle, Richard, third earl of Burlington and fourth earl of Cork (1694–1753), architect, collector, and patron of the arts, was born on 25 April 1694 at Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, the only son of Charles Boyle, second earl of Burlington and third earl of Cork...

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Richard Boyle, third earl of Burlington and fourth earl of Cork (1694–1753) by Jonathan Richardson the elder, c. 1717–19 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Thomas Coke, earl of Leicester (1697–1759) by Francesco Trevisani, 1717 © Collection of the Earl of Leicester, Holkham Hall, Norfolk / The Bridgeman Art Library

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Coke, Thomas, earl of Leicester (1697–1759), politician, architect, and art collector, was born on 17 June 1697, the eldest of the five children of Edward Coke (1676/8–1707), landowner, and his wife, Carey (1680–1707), the daughter of Sir John Newton, third baronet, of Barr's Court, Gloucestershire...

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Horne, Herbert Percy (1864–1916), architect, art collector, and art historian, was born at 10 Russell Square, London, on 18 February 1864, the son of Horace Horne (d. 1894), architect, and his wife, Hannah Louisa Gibson (d. 1903). After attending Miss Moore's day school...

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Richardson, Charles James (1806–1871), architect and art collector, was born in London. Of his parents, nothing is known. He was a pupil of Sir John Soane from 1824 to 1830 and was then his assistant until Soane's death in 1837. He tried unsuccessfully to establish his own academy of architecture; from 1845 to 1852 he was master of the architectural class at the School of Design at ...

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Robinson, Sir Thomas, first baronet (1702/3–1777), architect and collector, was probably born at Merton, Surrey, the eldest of seven sons of William Robinson (1675–1720) of Rokeby, Yorkshire, and his wife, Anne (c.1677–1730), daughter and heiress of Robert Walters of Cundall, Yorkshire...

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Talman, William (bap. 1650, d. 1719), architect and collector, was baptized on 1 December 1650 at St Margaret's Church, Westminster. He was the second son of William Talman (d. 1663) and his wife, Elizabeth, of Eastcott Manor House, near West Lavington in ...

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William Talman (bap. 1650, d. 1719) by Giuseppe Grisoni, c. 1718–19 [The Talman Family Group: Talman, left, with (left to right) his son John Talman, his daughter Frances Cokayne, and his wife, Hannah Talman] © National Portrait Gallery, London