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Capon, William (1757–1827), scene-painter, architectural draughtsman, and architect, was born in Norwich on 6 October 1757, the son of Christopher Capon, portrait painter, and his wife, Anne, and was baptized at St Stephen's Church, Norwich, on 19 February 1758. At first he studied under his father but, preferring architecture, he moved to ...

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Gilpin, William Sawrey (1761/2–1843), landscape painter and landscape gardener, was the second of six children of Sawrey Gilpin (1733–1807), animal painter, and Elizabeth Broom. Gilpin's uncle, his father's older brother, was the author and schoolmaster the Revd William Gilpin (1724–1804). Both Gilpin's great-grandfather ...

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Hornor, Thomas (1785–1844), surveyor and panoramist, was born on 12 June 1785 at Lowgate, Hull, where his family were Quaker grocers. He was taught surveying and engineering by his brother-in-law William Johnson. In the early 1800s he was in Manchester, surveying the property of the free grammar school, but by 1807 he was in ...

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Novosielski, Michael (c. 1747–1795), scene painter and architect, although Polish in name, was born in Rome. When he arrived in England is not known, but by 1772 he was living in Golden Square, London. On 3 September 1776 he married the singer Regina Felicia Pasquali (...