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R. E. Graves

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Derby, William (1786–1847), watercolour and miniature painter, was born on 10 January 1786 in Birmingham and studied drawing with the landscape painter Joseph Barber. In 1808 he settled in London, where he painted portraits in oil and watercolour, and miniatures. He also made watercolour copies of paintings by other artists. In 1825 he took over the copying of images for ...


Sharpe [married name Seyffarth], Louisa (bap. 1798, d. 1843), miniature and watercolour painter, was born in Birmingham and baptized on 21 August 1798 at St Phillip's, Birmingham, the third of the four daughters of William Sharpe (1749–1824), engraver, and his wife, Susanna...