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Bird, Edward (1772–1819), genre and history painter, was born in Cat Yard, Berry Street, Wolverhampton, on 12 April 1772 and baptized there the same day, one of the many children of a local carpenter (d. c.1810). After attending the free grammar school he was apprenticed at the age of thirteen as a japanning artist to the firm of ...

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Browne [Brown], Robert (bap. 1672, d. 1753), history painter, the son of John and Diana Browne, was baptized in the parish church of Ottery St Mary, Devon, on 19 May 1672. By 1712 he was a student at Kneller's academy in Great Queen Street, London...

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Clay, Alfred Borron (1831–1868), historical genre painter, was born on 3 June 1831 at Walton-le-Dale, near Preston, Lancashire, the second son of John Clay (1796–1858), chaplain of Preston gaol, and his wife, Henrietta Fielding (d. 1858). He was educated at the grammar school in ...

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Closterman, John (1660–1711), history and portrait painter, was born in Osnabrück, a prince-bishopric in north Germany, from 1648 ruled alternately by a Roman Catholic bishop and a Hanoverian Lutheran prince. 'Mr. Tiburing', a fellow townsman, gave George Vertue Closterman's place and year of birth (...

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Cope, Charles West (1811–1890), history painter, was born on 28 July 1811 in Park Square, Leeds. His father, Charles Cope (d. 1827), painted landscapes in watercolour; his mother was said to be a gifted amateur in the same medium. They named their children after eminent artists whom the father knew personally: ...

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Charles West Cope (1811–1890) self-portrait, 1879 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Cross, John (1819–1861), historical genre painter, was born at Tiverton, Devon, on 29 May 1819, the son of John Cross and his wife, Elizabeth. His father, foreman in Heathcoat's lace manufactory, moved the family to France when he became superintendent of a branch manufactory at ...

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George Dawe (1781–1829) self-portrait Collection of the Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa (B.042007)

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Dawe, George (1781–1829), history and portrait painter, was born on 6 February 1781 in Brewer Street, Golden Square, London, the son of Philip Dawe (1745?–1809?), a mezzotint engraver, and his wife, Jane (c.1752–1832). He was brought up in a creative family: his two younger brothers ...

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Fuller, Isaac (1606/1620?–1672), portrait and history painter, is said to have been born in 1606 (Redgrave) but no evidence has emerged for this date and his apparent age in the self-portrait of 1670 (Bodleian Library, Oxford) suggests that a more plausible birth date may be about 1620. He was probably born in ...

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Isaac Fuller (1606/1620?1620–1672) self-portrait, 1670 © Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

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Grignion, Charles (bap. 1753, d. 1804), history and portrait painter, was baptized on 30 December 1753, the son of Thomas Grignion (d. 1784) of Great Russell Street, Covent Garden, an acclaimed watchmaker of Huguenot descent, and his wife, Mary; he was the nephew of the engraver ...

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King, John (1788–1847), history and portrait painter, was born in Dartmouth, Devon, and at twenty entered the Royal Academy Schools. He first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1814 and from 1817 showed there almost annually until 1845. The majority of his subjects were drawn from the ...

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Sir Godfrey Kneller, baronet (1646–1723) self-portrait, 1685 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Kneller, Sir Godfrey [formerly Gottfried Kniller], baronet (1646–1723), history and portrait painter, was born Gottfried Kniller (which name he used, together with Kneller, until well into his thirties) at Lübeck, north Germany, on 8 August 1646, the third son of Zacharias Kniller (1611–1675)...

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Le Jeune, Henry (1819–1904), history and genre painter, was born in London on 12 December 1819, the son of Anthony Le Jeune, a professional musician of Flemish origin. Le Jeune hailed from a musical family, his grandfather and brothers also being musicians. His sister developed an interest in photography, working in ...

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Henry Le Jeune (1819–1904) by Maull & Polyblank © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Charles Lucy (1814–1873) by Rolfe's Portrait Studio © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Lucy, Charles (1814–1873), history painter, was born at Hereford. His parentage is unknown; and the information concerning his first thirty years is, at times, puzzling. He reputedly was apprenticed to his uncle, a chemist in Hereford; he preferred to embark on a career in art, left ...

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Penny, Edward (1714–1791), portrait, historical, and genre painter, was born at Knutsford, Cheshire, on 1 August 1714, and was baptized on 15 August, one of the twin elder sons of Robert Penny (1687–1738), surgeon, and Clare (1683–1760), daughter of William Trafford of Swythamley, Staffordshire...