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W. C. Monkhouse

revised by Anne Crookshank

Barret, George (1732?–1784), landscape painter, was born in Dublin, the son of a clothier. He was apprenticed to a stay maker and later attended the Dublin Society drawing schools under Robert West. While there he coloured prints for the publisher Silcock, and in 1747 he won a prize in the examination. He became a friend of ...

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Chalmers, George Paul (1833–1878), portrait and landscape painter, the son of Stewart Chalmers (1804–1848), seaman and captain of a coasting vessel, and Marjory Torrie (1810–1879), barmaid and innkeeper, was born in Montrose on 12 November 1833. He was educated at the burgh school and thereafter apprenticed to ...

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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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Francis Danby (1793–1861) by unknown photographer The Maas Gallery Ltd

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Danby, Francis (1793–1861), landscape painter, was born on 16 November 1793 at Common, Killinick, near Wexford, Ireland, one of the twin sons among the three children of James Danby (d. 1807), a minor country gentleman, and his second wife, Margaret Watson of ...

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Daniell, Thomas (1749–1840), landscape painter and printmaker, was born at Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, the son of John Sheppard Daniell, innkeeper of The Swan at Chertsey. From 1763 to 1770 he was apprenticed to a Mr Maxwell as a coach builder and spent the following three years at ...

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Glover, John (1767–1849), landscape painter, was born at Houghton on the Hill near Leicester on 18 February 1767, and baptized there on 22 February, the youngest of three children of William Glover, a small farmer, and his wife, Ann, née Cole. Little is known of his early years or education, but in 1786 he was appointed writing-master at the ...

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King, John Duncan (1788–1863), army officer and landscape painter, was born in the city of Waterford, Ireland, on 4 November 1788 and entered the army as an ensign in the 71st regiment in August 1806. He purchased a lieutenancy on 18 February 1808, before exchanging into the 3rd battalion, ...

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Edward Lear (1812–1888) by William Holman Hunt, 1857 Board of Trustees of the National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside (Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool)

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Lear, Edward (1812–1888), landscape painter and writer, was born on 12 (or possibly 13) May 1812 at Bowman's Lodge, Upper Holloway, London, the twentieth of the twenty-one children of Jeremiah Lear (1757–1833) and Ann (1769–1844), daughter of Edward Skerrett and his wife, Florence...

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L. H. Cust

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Lee, Frederick Richard (1798–1879), landscape painter, was born on 10 June 1798 at Barnstaple, Devon, and baptized there on 15 July, the son of Thomas Lee and his wife, Mary. When young he joined the army, obtaining a commission in the 56th regiment...

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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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Webber, John (1751–1793), landscape and portrait painter, was born in London on 6 October 1751, the second and probably oldest surviving of six children of Abraham Wäber (1715–1780), a Swiss sculptor from Bern, Switzerland, who moved to London in the early 1740s, Anglicized his name, and married ...