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Beaumont, Jean François Albanis (1755–1812), engraver and landscape painter, may have been a son of, or related to, the Piedmontese artist Claudio Francesco Beaumont (1694–1766). He was born at Chambéry, entered the engineering school at Mezières, and in 1775 joined the Sardinian army as an engineer. At this time Sardinian territory extended into what is now ...

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R. E. Graves

revised by Nicholas Grindle

Bellers, William (fl. 1752–1773), landscape painter and engraver, was probably the son of a William Bellers (b. 1703?) who matriculated at the University of Oxford on 9 April 1734 as 'illuminator' and 'privilegiatus', the first epithet referring to his profession as a limner or painter. ...

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Briscoe, Arthur John Reginald Trevor (1873–1943), engraver and marine artist, was born on 25 February 1873 at Mount Pleasant, Oxton, Birkenhead, Cheshire, the eldest son of John Briscoe (d. 1893), a prominent Liverpool businessman and senior partner in the cotton-broking firm of ...

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Danckerts [Danckers, Dankers, Danckertszoon], Hendrick (c. 1625–1680), landscape painter and engraver, was born to a Catholic family, allegedly in The Hague. His father was called Jan Danckerts, and likewise his brother, Jan Danckerts (c. 1615–1686), who was a history painter and engraver...

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Daniell, William (1769–1837), landscape painter and engraver, was the eldest son of William Daniell (d. 1779), an innkeeper, and his wife, Sarah. He was the nephew of the renowned landscape painter Thomas Daniell (1749–1840). Orphaned at an early age, he was adopted by his uncle and at about fifteen accompanied him to ...

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Dodd, Robert (1748–1815), marine painter and engraver, was one of the three known sons of Alexander Dodd; Ralph Dodd (1756?–1822) was his younger brother. He began his career as a landscape painter, achieving some recognition by the age of twenty-three. He soon developed as a painter of marine scenes, having ample opportunity to study the busy shipping life of ...

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Griffier [Griffer, Griffeere, Griffin], Jan [John], senior (c. 1645–1718), landscape painter and engraver, was born in Amsterdam. Arnold Houbraken wrote Griffier's first biography and from him we learn that Jan had a restless spirit: he called himself 'a burgher of the world' (...

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L. H. Cust

revised by Deborah Graham-Vernon

Hamilton, John (fl. 1766–1787), landscape painter and engraver, was born in Dublin but moved to London early in life. A member of the Society of Artists, he subscribed to its roll-declaration in 1766. In 1767 he contributed a moonlight view to their exhibition, and continued to exhibit landscapes and views of ...

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Johnson, Martin (d. c. 1686), seal engraver and landscape painter, probably lived and worked in London, but almost nothing is known of his origins and career. He was a noted engraver of seals and medals and a rival, as George Vertue recorded from contemporary witnesses, of the more famous ...

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Campbell Dodgson

revised by Mark Pottle

Knight, Joseph (1837–1909), landscape painter and engraver, the son of Joseph and Eliza Knight, was born in London on 27 January 1837. When he was seven an accident made it necessary for his right arm to be amputated, but neither this setback, nor parental disapproval, deterred him from pursuing his chosen profession. In 1845 the family moved to ...

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Frederick Christian Lewis senior (1779–1856) by Charles George Lewis (after John Frederick Lewis, 1834) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Lewis, Frederick Christian, senior (1779–1856), engraver and landscape painter, was born in London on 14 March 1779, the eldest son of Johan Ludwig (b. c.1740), an émigré miniature painter from Hanover who took the name of John Lewis, and his wife, ...

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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 ...