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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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Foster, (Myles) Birket (1825–1899), painter and illustrator, was born at 2 Rosella Place, North Shields, Northumberland, on 4 February 1825, fifth son of Myles Birket Foster (1785–1861) and his wife, Ann (1790–1884), daughter of Joseph King of Newcastle upon Tyne. Both parents came from prosperous north country families, staunch adherents of the ...

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Joseph Pennell (1857–1926) by James Abbott McNeill Whistler, 1896 © Copyright The British Museum

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Pennell, Joseph (1857–1926), illustrator and writer, was born on 4 July 1857 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the only child of Larkin Pennell, a teacher and shipping clerk, and his wife, Rebecca A. Barton. Following his graduation in 1876 from Germantown Friends' Select School, and against the wishes of his Quaker family, he studied first at night classes at the ...

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Walton, Cecile (1891–1956), painter and illustrator, was born on 29 March 1891 at 203 Bath Street, Glasgow, the eldest child of Edward Arthur Walton (1860–1922) and his wife, Helen, née Henderson (1859–1945), who previously had been married to Thomas Law. The physiologist Arthur Walton...

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Cecile Walton (1891–1956) self-portrait, 1920 [Romance; with her children, Gavril (right) and Edward] Scottish National Portrait Gallery