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Barker, Benjamin (1776–1838), landscape painter and drawing-master, was the son of Benjamin Barker (c.1720–1793), a former solicitor and minor artist, and his wife, Anne, and the younger brother of the painter Thomas Barker (1767–1847), known as Barker of Bath. In the late 1770s the family moved from ...

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Callow, John (1822–1878), marine painter and drawing-master, was born on 19 July 1822 in St Pancras, London, son of Robert Callow (b. 1786), a London carpenter, and his wife, Elizabeth, both of whom died in 1848. His childhood ambition was to be a sailor but in 1835 his elder brother ...

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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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William Leighton Leitch (1804–1883) by David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson © Scottish National Photography Collection, Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Leitch, William Leighton (1804–1883), landscape painter and drawing-master, was born in Glasgow on 2 November 1804, the son of Richard Leitch, who had been in the navy and army and retired in 1815, and Elisabeth Hardie. Educated in Glasgow, Leitch worked in a lawyer's office and a weaver's shop, and then as a house painter, but spent his evenings drawing with ...

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Moore, George Belton (1805–1875), landscape painter and drawing-master, a pupil of A. C. Pugin, exhibited pictures of foreign scenery at the Royal Academy, British Institution, and Society of British Artists, Suffolk Street, from 1830 until his death. He was drawing-master at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich...