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Ackermann, George (1803–1891), publisher and artist, was born in London on 29 January 1803, the second surviving son of Rudolph Ackermann (1764–1834) and Martha, née Massey (1769–1811). By nature quiet, gentle, and something of a dreamer, he was nevertheless an obedient son and began a long and active business career by joining his father's business as publisher of books and prints at ...

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Armstrong, Thomas (1832–1911), artist and applied arts administrator, was born at Fallowfield, Manchester, on 19 October 1832, the eldest son of Thomas Armstrong and his wife, Sarah. Educated at a private school at Tarvin, near Chester, he initially began work in his family's cotton business in ...

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Clayton [married name Needham], Ellen Creathorne (1834–1900), author and artist, was born in Gloucester Terrace, Dublin, on 15 February 1834, the eldest child and only daughter of Benjamin Clayton (1809–1883), an engraver and illustrator, and his wife, Mary Graham (d. 1877)...

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Hans Holbein the younger (1497/88–1543) by unknown artist, c. 1542–3 [possibly a self-portrait] Collection Uffizi Museum, Florence; © reserved in the photograph

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Holbein, Hans, the younger (1497/8–1543), artist, was born in Augsburg in southern Germany, the second son of the artist Hans Holbein the elder (1465–1524) and his wife, Anna Mair. He was the younger brother of the painter Ambrosius Holbein, and his age is given as fourteen in a metalpoint drawing of the two brothers by their father dated 1511 (...

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Norden, Frederik Ludvig (1708–1742), traveller and artist, was born on 22 October 1708 at Glückstadt, Holstein, the fourth of five sons of Jørgen Norden, a Danish lieutenant-colonel of infantry (d. 1728) and his wife, Cathrine Henrichsen (d. in or after 1728)...

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Roberts, Thomas (1749?–1778), artist, eldest son of John Roberts (1712–1796), architect of the town hall and other public buildings in Waterford, and his wife, Mary Susannah (1716–1800), daughter of Major Francis Sautelle, of a family of Huguenot refugees, was born in Waterford...

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Staples, Sir Robert Ponsonby, twelfth baronet (1853–1943), painter, was born in Dundee on 30 June 1853, the third son in the family of three sons and two daughters of Sir Nathaniel Alexander Staples, tenth baronet (1817–1899), a captain and interpreter in the Bengal artillery...

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Walford [née Colquhoun], Lucy Bethia (1845–1915), novelist and artist, was born on 17 April 1845 at 11 Brighton Crescent, Portobello, Edinburgh, the seventh child of Frances Sara Fuller Maitland (1813–1877), poet and hymn writer, and John Colquhoun (1805–1885) of Luss, Dunbartonshire, a sportsman, naturalist, author of ...