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L. A. Fagan

revised by Joanna Soden

Clark, Thomas (1820–1876), landscape painter, was born in Whiteside, Stirlingshire, on 14 November 1820, the son of William Clark, writer to the signet and sheriff-substitute of Clackmannanshire, and his wife, Margaret Bennet. He was educated at Dollar Academy, Clackmannanshire; during his school-days he sustained an injury to his shoulder, the effects of which left him permanently disabled. Having early decided to become a painter, he settled in ...

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Dillon, Francis [Frank] (1823–1909), landscape painter, was born in London on 24 February 1823, the younger son of John Dillon (d. 1868), of Morrison, Dillon & Co., a successful firm of silk mercers, of Fore Street, London, and the owner of a fine collection of watercolour drawings, including several by ...

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L. H. Cust

revised by L. R. Houliston

Johns, Ambrose Bowden (1776–1858), landscape painter, was born at Plymouth, Devon. Of his parents nothing is known. He was apprenticed to a printer and publisher, the father of Benjamin R. Haydon, but he soon devoted himself to landscape painting. He was much encouraged by his circle of artist friends including ...

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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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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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Jacob More (1740–1793) self-portrait, 1783 Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy / Bridgeman Art Library

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More, Jacob [known as More of Rome] (1740–1793), landscape painter, was probably born in Edinburgh, the son of William More (d. in or before 1764), a merchant. He was first apprenticed to a goldsmith and then, from 1764, to the Norie...

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Stanley, Montague (1809–1844), actor and landscape painter, was born in Dundee on 5 January 1809. His father served in the Royal Navy and he was sent, with his wife and young son, to New York in March 1810. He died about 1812, and in 1816 his widow remarried and moved to ...

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R. E. Graves

revised by Norma Watt

Stark, James (1794–1859), landscape painter, was born on 19 November 1794 in the parish of St Michael Coslany, Norwich, the youngest of four children of Michael Stark (1749–1831), a dyer from Fife, Scotland, and his wife, Jane (1757–1843), daughter of John Ivory, a ...

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J. L. Caw

revised by Mungo Campbell

Thomson, John (1778–1840), landscape painter, was the fourth son of Thomas Thomson (d. 1799), minister of Dailly, Ayrshire, and his second wife, Mary (1746–1822), daughter of Francis Hay. Born in his father's manse on 1 September 1778, he was educated at the parish school. He attended ...