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Badmin, Stanley Roy (1906–1989), illustrator, painter, and printmaker, was born at 8A Niederwald Road, Sydenham, London, on 18 April 1906, the second child of Charles James Badmin, a schoolmaster, and his wife, Margaret (Madge) Raine, both of whom had come from Somerset. Important in his development into the essential illustrator of the English countryside were family holidays to ...

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Dudley, Howard (1820–1864), wood-engraver and illustrator, born in Salisbury Square, Fleet Street, London, was the only son of George Dudley (d. 1827) of Tipperary and his wife, Sarah, daughter of Nathaniel Cove, coal merchant, of Salisbury Square. His parents were Quakers but his nurse surreptitiously arranged for his baptism in ...

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Fitch, Walter Hood (1817–1892), botanical artist and lithographer, was born on 29 January 1817 in Lanark, Scotland, the second son of five children of John Fitch (1790–c.1850), cloth merchant, and his wife, Catherine Maria Hood (1786–1859), a milliner and dressmaker. After a year at ...

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Walter Hood Fitch (1817–1892) self-portrait, 1834 [detail] © The Natural History Museum, London

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Gill, Leslie MacDonald [Max] (1884–1947), artist and decorative cartographer, was born on 6 October 1884 at 2 Prestonville Road, Brighton, the fourth of thirteen children (two of whom died in childhood) of Arthur Tidman Gill (1848–1933) and his wife, (Cicely) Rose, née King (1855–1929)...

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Leslie MacDonald Gill (1884–1947) by Howard Coster, 1930 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hubert-François Gravelot (1699–1773) by Jean Massard (after Maurice-Quentin de La Tour) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Gravelot [formerly Bourguignon], Hubert-François (1699–1773), book illustrator and engraver, was born on 26 March 1699 at St Germain l'Auxerrois, Paris, the younger of the two sons of Hubert Bourguignon, a master tailor, and his wife, Charlotte Vaugon. He took the name Gravelot...

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Griggs, Frederick Landseer Maur (1876–1938), etcher, illustrator, and architect, was born on 30 October 1876 at 21 High Street, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, the eldest of four children of Frederick Griggs (1849–1926) and his wife, Jemima Elizabeth (Mimie; 1852–1900), daughter of Thomas Bailey, hatter. His parents were Baptists; his father, a baker and confectioner, was a deacon of the church, while his mother gave ...

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Harvey, William (1796–1866), wood-engraver and book illustrator, was born on 13 July 1796 at Newcastle upon Tyne, where his father was keeper of the public vapour baths and swimming pool outside the west gate of the city wall. He was one of Thomas Bewick's...

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Francis Hayman (1707/88–1776) self-portrait, 1750 Exeter City Museums & Art Gallery

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Hayman, Francis (1707/8–1776), painter, engraver, and book illustrator, was born perhaps in Exeter, the elder of the two recorded children of John Hayman (d. 1713) and his wife, Jane Browne. He was apprenticed for the sum of £84 in 1718 to Robert Browne...

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Keene, Charles Samuel (1823–1891), illustrator and etcher, was born in Duvals Lane, Hornsey, Middlesex, on 10 August 1823, one of the sons of Samuel Browne Keene (d. 1838), a solicitor of Furnival's Inn, London, and Ipswich, and Mary Sparrow (d. 1881)...

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Charles Samuel Keene (1823–1891) by Horace Harral, 1860s © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Landells, Ebenezer (1808–1860), wood-engraver, illustrator, and magazine proprietor, was born at Newcastle upon Tyne on 13 April 1808 and was baptized there on 15 May, the third son of Ebenezer Landells, a merchant, and his wife, Jane Graham. His paternal grandfather ran a wholesale drapery business and his maternal grandfather was the ...

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Unwin, Nora Spicer (1907–1982), wood-engraver and illustrator, was born on 22 February 1907 in Tolworth, Surrey, the youngest, with her twin sister, Nancy, of five children of George Soundy Unwin (d. 1950) and Eleanor Mary, née Eady. The Unwin family had been involved in printing and publishing for several generations, founding a printing company (...