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Aikman, George (1830–1905), painter and engraver, was born in Warriston Close, off the High Street, Edinburgh, on 20 May 1830, the ninth child of George Aikman, engraver, and Alison Mackay (d. in or before 1859), his wife. His father had been an engraver for ...

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Atkinson, John Augustus (1774x6–1830), painter and engraver, is of unknown parentage. He was taken as a boy aged eight or nine to St Petersburg by the mezzotint engraver James Walker, who may have been his uncle and who had accepted a post at the court of ...

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Bentley, Joseph Clayton (1809–1851), engraver and painter, was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, the third son and fifth child of Greenwood Bentley (1777–1858), a well-known Bradford solicitor, and Jane, the daughter of Robert Stockdale, gentleman, of West Marton, Skipton, Yorkshire. He began his artistic career as a landscape painter, and was a founder member of the ...

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Burford, Thomas (b. c. 1710, d. in or after 1776), engraver and painter, was born about 1710. He seems to have been trained as both a painter and a mezzotint engraver, as his earliest known works, dating from 1741, include a portrait of ...

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Burnet, John (1784–1868), painter, engraver, and writer on art, was born in Musselburgh, Edinburghshire, on 20 March 1784, the elder son of George Burnet, surveyor-general of excise for Scotland, and his wife, Anne Cruikshank. His younger brother was the landscape artist James M. Burnet...

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Timothy Clayton and Anita McConnell

Byrne family (per. 1765–1849), engravers and painters, came to prominence with William Byrne (1743–1805), landscape engraver, who was born in London but studied for some time under his uncle, an engraver of arms in Birmingham, and, it is said, under F. G. Aliamet...

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Dawe, Philip (1745?–1809?), painter and mezzotint engraver, has been confusingly entangled with an older P. Dawes, painter (fl. 1753–1774), who may have been a relation. The earlier figure was a pupil of William Hogarth and exhibited theatrical and historical paintings as well as Hogarthian contemporary satire with the ...

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Dorigny, Sir Nicholas (bap. 1658, d. 1746), painter and engraver, was baptized in Paris on 2 June 1658, the second son of Michel Dorigny (1617–1665), a painter and engraver, and his wife, who was the daughter of the painter Simon Vouet. He may have had some training in art from his father, but was said by ...

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Dupont, Gainsborough (bap. 1754, d. 1797), painter and mezzotint engraver, was baptized at St Peter's, Sudbury, on 28 April 1754, the third of the five children of Philip Dupont (c.1722–1788), carpenter, and his wife, Sarah (bap. 1715, d. 1795), daughter of ...

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Farleigh, Frederick William Charles [John] (1900–1965), wood-engraver and painter, was born on 16 June 1900 at 104 Carlton Street, St Pancras, London. He was the son of Frederick William Farleigh, billiard marker, and his wife, Mary Ann Bleach. He was brought up in ...

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Gaugain, Thomas (bap. 1756?, d. 1810?), engraver and painter, has been claimed as a native of Abbeville, France, but was almost certainly the John Thomas Gaugain, son of Philip John Gaugain and his wife, Mary Anne, née Malherbe, who was baptized at St Anne's, Soho, London...

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William Haines

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Haines, William (1778–1848), engraver and painter, was born at Bedhampton, Hampshire, on 21 June 1778, but moved as an infant with his family to Chichester, Sussex. He was educated at Midhurst grammar school, and while there, in 1793, witnessed the destruction by fire of ...

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Francis Hayman (1707/88–1776) self-portrait, 1750 Exeter City Museums & Art Gallery