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Chisholm, Alexander (bap. 1792, d. 1847), portrait and historical painter, was born at Elgin, in Moray, and baptized there on 14 August 1792, the son of John Chisholm, a tanner, and his wife, Margaret Bowie. He was brought up as a weaver and was sent to ...

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Duncan, Thomas (1807–1845), history and portrait painter, was born at Kinclaven, near Perth, on 4 May 1807, the third child of Samson Duncan (1767–1837), musician, and Janet Alexander (d. 1841). Duncan was educated at Perth Academy, where the drawing-master, David Junor, encouraged his interest in art and no doubt that of his schoolmate ...

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Kennedy, William Denholm (1813–1865), historical genre and landscape painter, was born at Dumfries on 16 June 1813; he received his early education at Edinburgh. At seventeen he moved to London where he entered the Royal Academy Schools in 1833. His lifelong friendship with the artist ...

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Paton, Sir (Joseph) Noël (1821–1901), history painter, was born on 13 December 1821 at Wooer's Alley Cottage, Wooer's Alley, Dunfermline, the second of three children of Joseph Neil Paton (1797–1874), damask designer and manufacturer, and his wife, Catherine MacDiarmid (d. 1853). All three children followed their father into the business before pursuing artistic careers. ...

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Wilkie, Sir David (1785–1841), painter of genre, historical subjects, and portraits, was born on 18 November 1785 in the manse at Cults, in the parish of Pitlessie, Fife, where he was baptized on 4 December 1785, the third of the five children of the ...

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Sir David Wilkie (1785–1841) self-portrait, 1805–6 Scottish National Portrait Gallery