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Henry Bone (1755–1834) by John Opie, 1799 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bone, Henry (1755–1834), miniature and enamel painter, was born at Truro on 6 February 1755, the son of Henry Bone, a cabinet-maker and carver, who took his family to Plymouth, where Bone learned to paint on hard paste china for the Cookworthy factory. He continued his apprenticeship with ...

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Henry Pierce Bone (1779–1855) self-portrait, 1847 Christie's Images Ltd. (2004)

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Bone, Henry Pierce (1779–1855), miniature and enamel painter, was born in Islington, London, on 6 November 1779, the eldest son and pupil of the enamel painter Henry Bone (1755–1834) and his wife, Elizabeth, née Van der Meulen (d. c.1830). He went to school in ...

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William Essex 1784–1869 self-portrait, 1857 Photography by Stan Speel

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Essex family (per. c. 1800–c. 1860), enamellists and miniature painters, came to prominence with the brothers William Essex (1784–1869) and Alfred Essex (d. 1871). Little is known of their parents or childhood, but it appears from the inscription on a miniature by ...

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Henry George Alexander Holiday (1839–1927) by Henry Ashdown, 1870s William Morris Gallery, London

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Holiday, Henry George Alexander (1839–1927), painter and stained-glass artist, was born on 17 June 1839 at 2 Lower Southampton (now part of Conway) Street, Fitzroy Square, London, the second of four children of George Henry Holiday (1799–1884), a private tutor, and his wife, ...

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Howes, John (fl. 1772–1793), miniature and enamel painter, of whose parents nothing is known, entered the Royal Academy Schools on 28 June 1770 and gained the academy's silver medal in 1772. He is principally known as an exhibitor of portraits and of other subjects in enamel at the ...

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Lowndes, Gillian Marjorie (1936–2010), ceramic artist, was born on 19 June 1936 in Brookfield nursing home, West Kirby, Cheshire. She and her twin sister Jennifer (Jenny) were the only children of Richard Charles Lowndes (1886–1953), shipping merchant at Killick Nixon in Bombay, India...

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Oliphant, Francis Wilson [Frank] (1818–1859), painter and designer of stained glass, was born on 28 September 1818 at Gateshead, co. Durham, and baptized at St Mary's Church there on 15 September 1819, the son of Thomas Oliphant (c.1787–1856), a glass cutter, and his wife, ...

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Spicer, Henry (1742/3–1804), miniature and enamel painter, was born at Reepham, Norfolk; of his parents, nothing is known. He became a pupil of the miniature painter Gervase Spencer. A member of the Incorporated Society of Artists of Great Britain, he exhibited with the society from 1765 to 1783. In 1773 he was appointed secretary to the society; in 1770 he had been elected a fellow of the ...

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Wallis, Henry (1830–1916), painter and ceramics expert, was born in London on 21 February 1830. His father's name and occupation are unknown. When in 1845 his mother, Mary Anne Thomas, married Andrew Wallis, a prosperous London property owner, Henry took his stepfather's surname....