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W. C. Monkhouse

revised by Arianne Burnette

Aggas, Robert (c. 1620–c. 1682), landscape and scene painter, was the son of Samuel Agas of St Andrew's parish, Holborn. The family was originally from Stoke by Nayland in Suffolk. Samuel Agas was the son of Edward Aggas, a bookseller and printer, and relative of ...

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Angus, Margaret MacGregor [Peggy] (1904–1993), designer and artist, was born on 9 November 1904 in Coronel, Chile, the tenth surviving child of David Angus (1855–1926), railway engineer, and his wife, Mary, née Wilson (1860–1939), a former teacher. Her parents were originally from Scotland...

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Bampfylde, Coplestone Warre (1720–1791), landscape painter and garden designer, was born on 28 February 1720 at Hestercombe House, Kingston, Taunton, great-grandson of Sir Coplestone Bampfylde (1637/8–1692) and the eldest of nine children of John Bampfylde (1691–1750), MP for Exeter and Devon, and his second wife, ...

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W. J. Lawrence

revised by C. D. Watkinson

Beverly, William Roxby (1810?–1889), scene-painter, was born at Richmond, Surrey, probably in 1810, the youngest son of William Beverly or Beverley (1764/5–1842) and his wife, Mary (1775/6–1851). The elder Beverly, a well-known actor–manager, had abandoned his own surname of Roxby on taking to the boards, to distinguish himself from his uncle ...

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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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L. H. Cust

revised by Deborah Graham-Vernon

Carver, Robert (d. 1791), landscape and scene-painter, was born in Dublin, the son of Richard Carver (d. 1754), a history and landscape painter of some merit. Robert Carver studied under his father and also under Robert West at the Dublin Society Schools...

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revised by Raymond Ingram

Craven, Hawes (1837–1910), scene painter, was born Henry Hawes Craven Green on 3 July 1837 at Kirkgate, Leeds. His parents, James Green (d. 1881), a comedian, and Eliza Craven Green (1803–1866), an actress and, later, a poet, were performers on the York...

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Hawes Craven (1837–1910) by Henry van der Weyde, c. 1890 V&A Images, The Victoria and Albert Museum

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Dall, Nicholas Thomas (d. 1776), decorative artist and scene-painter, was of Scandinavian origin. Nothing is known of his parentage or early life; however, he probably studied in Bologna in the 1740s under one of the masters of architectural capriccios for which the city was renowned. While there he may have received the commission from ...

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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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Greenwood, Thomas (bap. 1752?, d. 1797), scene-painter, is believed to be the son of the engraver John Greenwood (1729–1768), who may have come to London from Yorkshire where there was a thriving branch of the family. Thomas Greenwood was not, however, related to the American-born painter ...

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Harker, Joseph Cunningham (1855–1927), scene painter and theatrical designer, was born on 17 October 1855 in Levenshulme, Lancashire, the third of the three children of William Harker and his wife, Maria O'Connor. When Harker was three years old, his father, a well-known character actor in ...

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George Lambert (1699/17001700–1765) by John Faber junior, 1727 (after John Vanderbank) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Lambert, George (1699/1700–1765), landscape and scene painter, is of unknown parentage. His birth date is computed from Vertue's note on him in September 1722 as 'a young hopefull Painter in Landskape aged 22 much in imitation of Wotton. Manner of Gasper Pousin', adding that he 'learnt of … ...

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Loutherbourg, Philippe Jacques [Philip James] de (1740–1812), landscape painter and scene designer, was born on 31 October 1740 according to the baptismal register of the Neue Kirche in Strasbourg, Alsace. However, his monument in the cemetery of St Nicholas in Chiswick, London, notes his birth as taking place on 1 November in ...

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L. H. Cust

revised by Ralph Hyde

Marshall, Charles (1806–1890), scene-painter, was born on 31 December 1806 at 1 Cumberland Street, St Pancras, London, and baptized in St Pancras on 24 May 1807, the son of Nathan Marshall, butcher (d. 1848), and his wife, Mary, née Randall (d...

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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 (...

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O'Connor, John (1830–1889), scene-painter and topographical painter, was born on 12 August 1830 in co. Londonderry, the third son of Francis O'Connor and his wife, Rose Cunningham; both his parents worked in the theatrical business. He was educated at the Church Educational Society's...

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Parsons, Alfred William (1847–1920), landscape painter, illustrator, and garden designer, was born at Beckington, Somerset, on 2 December 1847, the second son of Joshua Parsons (1814/15–1892), surgeon, of Beckington, and his wife, Letitia Harriet, née Williams (1823/4–1897). He was educated at private schools and entered the savings bank department of the ...