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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 ...

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

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Gill, Leslie MacDonald [Max] (1884–1947), artist and decorative cartographer, was born on 6 October 1884 at 2 Prestonville Road, Brighton, the fourth of thirteen children (two of whom died in childhood) of Arthur Tidman Gill (1848–1933) and his wife, (Cicely) Rose, née King (1855–1929)...

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Leslie MacDonald Gill (1884–1947) by Howard Coster, 1930 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Landor, (Arnold) Henry Savage (1867–1924), explorer and artist, was born on 2 June 1867 in Florence, Italy, the second of the three sons (there was also a daughter) of Charles Savage Landor (1825–1917) and his wife, Esmeralda Armida Piselli. His grandfather was the author ...

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Spyers, John (c. 1731–1798), surveyor and topographical artist, was the third son of Christopher Spyers (1690–1737), a gardener and nurseryman of Isleworth, Middlesex, and his wife, Anne (d. 1751). John appears to have joined his paternal uncle Joshua (d. 1768) in a successful nursery business in ...