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Burton, William Shakespeare (1824–1916), painter, was born in London on 1 June 1824, the son of the actor William Evans Burton (1804–1860) and his wife, Elizabeth, née Loft (d. 1876). To escape from his difficult wife Burton's father moved to the USA...

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William Shakespeare Burton (1824–1916) self-portrait, 1899 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Ernest Radford

revised by Raymond Lister

Chalon, John James (1778–1854), landscape and genre painter, was born at Geneva, Switzerland, on 27 March 1778, of a French protestant family resident there since the revocation of the edict of Nantes. In 1789 the family came to England and Chalon's father, Jean Chalon...

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A. F. Sieveking

revised by Kenneth McConkey

Charles, James Henry (1851–1906), landscape and genre painter, was born at Warrington, Lancashire, on 5 January 1851. His ancestors, who were French, settled originally at Caernarfon and owned fishing and cargo boats which traded with Anglesey. His father, Richard Charles (1823–1893), was a draughtsman and cabinet-maker who designed the mayor of ...

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George Cole (1810–1883) by unknown engraver, pubd 1883 (after Henry van der Weyde) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Cole, George (1810–1883), landscape and animal painter, was born on 15 January 1810 in London, the second child and only son of James Cole (1772–1847) and Elizabeth Parker (d. 1819). Information about his early life is scanty: according to his grandson, Rex Vicat Cole...

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Collins, William John Thomas (1788–1847), landscape and genre painter, was born on 18 September 1788 at Great Titchfield Street, London. He was one of three children; an elder sister died before his birth and his younger brother, Francis, predeceased him in 1833. His father, ...

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Daniell, Samuel (1775–1811), landscape and animal painter and traveller, was the second son of William Daniell (d. 1779), innkeeper of The Swan at Chertsey, and his wife, Sarah. Samuel was the younger brother of William Daniell RA (1769–1837), and nephew of Thomas Daniell RA FRS (1749–1840)...

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Davis, Richard Barrett (1782–1854), landscape and animal painter, was born at Watford, Hertfordshire, and baptized on 25 July 1782 at Hemel Hempstead, the eldest of the nine sons of Richard Davis (1750–1825), who became huntsman to George III's private harriers in 1789, and his wife, ...

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Fisk, William Henry (1827–1884), landscape and historical genre painter and drawing teacher, was the son of William Fisk (1796–1872), a painter of portraits and historical subjects, and his wife, Margaret Thomas; he was baptized on 23 June 1827 at St Mary's, Marylebone Road, Middlesex...

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Garstin, Norman (1847–1926), landscape and genre painter, was born on 28 August 1847 at Cahirconlish, co. Limerick, the only child of an Anglo-Irish army officer, Colonel William Garstin (1806–1861), of the 83rd regiment of foot of the Irish army, and his wife, Mary Hastings Moore (1823–1871)...

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Havers [married name Morgan], Alice Mary (1850–1890), genre and landscape painter, was born at Thelton Hall, Norfolk, the third daughter of Thomas Havers (d. 1870), colonial governor, and his wife, Ellen, daughter of the numismatist Rogers Ruding (1751–1820). The writer Dorothy Henrietta Boulger (Theo Gift) (1847–1923)...

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Hills, Robert (1769–1844), landscape and animal painter, was born at Islington, Middlesex, on 26 June 1769. He received lessons from the drawing master John Alexander Gresse, possibly at Mrs Broadbelt's school in Queen Square, Bloomsbury, and he entered the Royal Academy Schools in 1788. The artist made his début at the academy in 1791, showing a ...

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Kennedy, William Denholm (1813–1865), historical genre and landscape painter, was born at Dumfries on 16 June 1813; he received his early education at Edinburgh. At seventeen he moved to London where he entered the Royal Academy Schools in 1833. His lifelong friendship with the artist ...

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B. S. Long

revised by Anne Pimlott Baker

King, Haynes (1831–1904), landscape and genre painter, was born in December 1831 in Barbados, the son of Robert Morgan King and his wife, Maria. He went to London in 1854 and studied at Leigh's academy (afterwards Heatherley's) in Newman Street. He first exhibited in 1857 at the ...

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Lauder, James Eckford (1811–1869), genre and landscape painter, was born on 15 August 1811 at Silvermills, Edinburgh, the son of John Lauder, tanner, and Helen (or Ellen) Tait, his wife. He was the younger brother of the painter Robert Scott Lauder (1803–1869), from whom he received early artistic encouragement. From 1830 to 1833 he attended the antique class of the ...

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Logsdail, William (1859–1944), artist, was born on 25 May 1859 at 19 Minster Yard, Lincoln, the fifth of seven children of George Logsdail (1827–1905), verger at Lincoln Cathedral, and his wife, Mary Ann (May), née Jessop (1826–1905). From an early age Logsdail was inspired by the architecture of the cathedral and the city of ...

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Manson, George (1850–1876), wood-engraver and landscape and genre painter, was born on 3 December 1850 in Edinburgh, the son of Magnus Manson, a merchant. As a boy he was encouraged to paint by his father, who was an amateur artist. He read the works of ...

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McDonald, John Blake (1829–1901), historical genre and landscape painter, son of James McDonald, a wood merchant, and his wife, Mary Black, was born at Boat of Bridge, Boharm, Moray, on 31 May 1829. He was educated there, but in 1852 enrolled at the ...

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George Morland (1763–1804) self-portrait, c. 1795 © National Portrait Gallery, London