Baker, William [name in religion Anselm] (1833–1885), heraldic artist and mural painter, was born in Birmingham on 23 January 1833, the son of Thomas Baker, a coach painter. He appears to have worked as a gun-stocker, and he learned to paint and draw at the ...
revised by Anne Pimlott Baker
Ann Eatwell and Ruth Gosling
Hardman family (per. c. 1820–1935), manufacturers of ecclesiastical furnishings, came to prominence via the family firm's association with the architect, designer, and pioneer of the Gothic revival, Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (1812–1852), for whom it executed designs for metalwork, stained glass, and decorative painting. The firm's founder was ...