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Hull, William (1820–1880), landscape painter, was born on 6 May 1820 at Graffham in Huntingdonshire, the son of a small farmer who moved soon after his son's birth to Keysoe, Bedfordshire, and then to the nearby village of Pertenhall. There, in the village school, ...

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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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Varley, Cornelius (1781–1873), landscape painter and inventor of optical apparatus, was born on 21 November 1781 at the Blue Post tavern in Mare Street, Hackney, the third of five children of Richard Varley (d. 1791) and his second wife, Hannah Fleetwood, a descendant of ...

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Wallis, Alfred (1855–1942), artist, was born on 8 August 1855 at 5 Pond Lane, Devonport, Devon, the third child among two sons and one daughter of Charles Wallis (bap. 1823, d. 1878?), a labourer from Penzance, Cornwall, and Jane, née Ellis (...