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Branwhite, Nathan Cooper (1774/5–1857), miniature painter and engraver, was born in St Albans, Hertfordshire, the eldest son of Peregrine Branwhite (bap. 1745, d. c. 1795), minor poet and shopkeeper of Lavenham, Suffolk. He trained as an engraver under Isaac Taylor, an engraver and draughtsman, but became established as a miniaturist working in watercolour on ivory, exhibiting thirteen miniatures at the ...

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Faber, John (c. 1695–1756), engraver and portrait and miniature painter, the son of John Faber (d. 1721), also an engraver, was born in Amsterdam about 1695. His family settled in England at some time before 1698 and a drawing by his father, dated 1704 and now in the ...

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Haughton, Moses, the younger (1773–1849), miniature painter and engraver, the son of William Haughton (1737–1769), a gun locksmith, and his wife, Elizabeth, was born on 7 July 1773 in Wednesbury, Staffordshire, where he returned as an adult to be rebaptized, on 20 October 1807. About 1790 he went to ...

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Kay, John (1742–1826), portrait etcher and miniature painter, was born in April 1742 in a small house known as Gibraltar, near Dalkeith, Scotland, the son of John Kay (d. 1748), a mason, and his wife, Helen Alexander. Kay was only six when his father died, and he was placed in the care of some relatives of his mother in ...

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Lamborn, Peter Spendlowe (1722–1774), engraver and miniature painter, was born at Cambridge, the son of John Lamborn (d. 1763) and his second wife, Elizabeth Susanna Spendlowe. He went to London to study engraving under Isaac Basire and while there probably also engraved for the publisher ...

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Le Blon [Le Blond], Jacob Christofel [Jakob Christoffel] (bap. 1667, d. 1741), miniature painter and colour-printmaker, was born at Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and baptized on 23 May 1667, the son of Christoff Le Blon (bap. 1639), bookseller, and Catharina Dorellin, the daughter of a confectioner. He was descended on his father's side from the engraving families of ...

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Powle, George (fl. 1764–1771), etcher and miniature painter, was a pupil of Thomas Worlidge (1700–1766). Powle imitated his tutor's delicate and highly finished Rembrandtesque style of etching. Worlidge's series of plates from antique gems, issued in 1768, was to a large extent the work of ...

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Sullivan, Luke (c. 1725–1771), engraver and miniature painter, was said to have been born in co. Louth, Ireland, and to have been the son of one of the duke of Beaufort's grooms. According to Joseph Strutt (writing in 1786) his skill as a draughtsman was recognized early, and he was placed as an apprentice with ...