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Durno, James (1755/6–1795), history painter and copyist, was born in England to a Scottish father, the proprietor of a brewery at Kensington Gravel Pits. According to the archives of San Giovanni in Laterano in Rome, he was twenty-two in 1777. He was trained by ...

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Rigaud, John Francis (1742–1810), history and decorative painter, was born at Turin, Piedmont, on 18 May 1742 and baptized on 9 September 1742 at the protestant church of La Tour in the valley of Lucerne in Piedmont, the second son of James Dutilh or Rigaud (1705–1764)...

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Thornhill [Thornhull], Sir James (1675/6–1734), decorative painter, came from a family which had owned the lordship of the manor of Thornhill, Dorset, from at least 1227. His father, Walter Thornhull (b. 1637), was the eighth son and the youngest of the sixteen children of ...