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Gilbert, John Graham (1794–1866), painter and art collector, was born John Graham in Glasgow on 26 March 1794, the son of David Graham (1761/2–1827), a West India merchant, and Agnes McAslan (b. 1767). He attended the grammar school in Glasgow and worked with his father for a short period before moving to ...

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Hugford, Ignazio Enrico (1702/3–1778), painter and picture collector and dealer, was born in Pisa, the son of Ignazio Hugford (b. c.1675), an English Catholic clockmaker who had emigrated to Tuscany, and his wife, Bridget Radcliffe. He studied painting with Antonio Domenico Gabbiani...

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Lankrink, Prosper Henricus (1628–1692), painter and collector, was born in Germany, the only son of an army officer who had moved to Antwerp to take up a commission in the Flemish army. After his father's death, his mother ensured Lankrink was well educated (...

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Le Bas, Edward (1904–1966), painter and collector, was born on 27 October 1904 in Hampstead, London, the youngest of the three children and only son of Edward Le Bas and his wife, Anna Le Grand. The Le Bas family was of Anglo-French descent, originally from ...

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Leemput, Remigius [Remy] van (1607–1675), painter and art collector, was of Flemish or possibly French origin and was baptized at Antwerp in December 1607. He was received into the guild of St Luke in Antwerp in 1628–9. By October 1635 he had settled in ...

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Orrock, James (1829–1913), painter and art collector, was born in Edinburgh, the elder son of the four children of James Orrock, a successful chemist and surgeon-dentist, and his first wife. His mother encouraged his lifelong passion for music and painting; as a boy he collected prints and drawings and his portfolio became his most cherished toy. At the age of eight he went as a boarder to the ...