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Grimaldi, William, Marquess Grimaldi in the Genoese nobility (1751–1830), miniature painter, was born in Christopher's Alley, Shoreditch, London, on 26 August 1751 and baptized at home on 22 September, the fourth but eldest surviving son of Alexander Grimaldi, Marquess Grimaldi (1724–1800), of Christopher's Alley, Shoreditch...

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Hilliard, Laurence (1582–1648), miniature painter, was born probably at the London tenement where his parents lived in Gutter Lane, adjoining Goldsmiths' Hall, and was baptized at St Vedast-alias-Foster, Foster Lane, Cheapside, on 5 March 1582, the fourth of the seven children of Nicholas Hilliard (1547?–1619)...

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Oliver, Peter [Pierre] (1589–1647), miniature painter, was the eldest son of the miniaturist Isaac Oliver and his first wife, Elizabeth (b. 1570/71), whom he had possibly met and married in the Low Countries about 1588. She died and was buried, aged twenty-eight, on 6 September 1599. The ...

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Peter Oliver (1589–1647) self-portrait, c. 1625–30 © National Portrait Gallery, London