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Barlow, Francis (d. 1704), painter and etcher, was said by George Vertue to have come from Lincolnshire and to have been apprenticed in London to the portrait painter William Shepherd. His earliest dated work is a drawing of 1648 depicting David slaying the lion (...

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Buss, Robert William (1804–1875), painter and etcher, the eldest son of William Church Buss (d. 1832) and his wife, Mary, was born at 60 Jewin Street, Cripplegate, London, on 4 August 1804. He was named after his grandfather, an excise officer who turned schoolmaster in ...

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Sir David Young Cameron (1865–1945) by unknown photographer © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Cameron, Sir David Young (1865–1945), painter and etcher, was born on 28 June 1865 at 1 Queen's Terrace, Glasgow, the fourth of the nine children and elder surviving son of the Revd Robert Cameron (1825–1898), minister of Cambridge Street United Presbyterian Church in ...

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Peter Godfrey Coker (1926–2004) self-portrait, 1970 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Coker, Peter Godfrey (1926–2004), painter and etcher, was born at the Royal Free Hospital, St Pancras, London, on 27 July 1926, the only child of Edwin Henry Coker, gold polisher and later manager of a wholesale confectionery company, and his wife, Elsie Violet, ...

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John Sell Cotman (1782–1842) by John Philip Davis, 1818 V&A Images, The Victoria and Albert Museum

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Cotman, John Sell (1782–1842), painter and etcher, was born on 16 May 1782 in the parish of St Mary Coslany, Norwich, the son of Edmund Cotman (1759–1843/4), hairdresser (later haberdasher) and his wife, Ann Sell (1763–1835). On 3 August 1793 he entered Norwich grammar school...

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John Crome (1768–1821) by Denis Brownell Murphy, exh. Norwich Society of Artists 1821 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Crome, John (1768–1821), painter and etcher, was born on 22 December 1768 in Norwich, the son of John Crome, a publican and journeyman weaver, and his wife, Elizabeth. He was baptized on Christmas day in the church of St George, Tombland.

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Brian Reade

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Dodd, Francis Edgar (1874–1949), painter and etcher, was born in Upper Park Street, Holyhead, Anglesey, on 29 November 1874, the third son of the Revd Benjamin Dodd, a Wesleyan Methodist minister who had once been a blacksmith, and his wife, Jane Frances, daughter of ...

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Francis Edgar Dodd (1874–1949) self-portrait © Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge

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Dyck, Sir Anthony [formerly Antoon] Van (1599–1641), painter and etcher, was born on 22 March 1599 at the house Den Berendans (the Dancing Bear) in the Grote Markt in Antwerp, and baptized there the following day in the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk. He was the seventh of the twelve children of ...

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Sir Anthony Van Dyck (1599–1641) self-portrait, c. 1632–3 private collection; Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Edwards, Edwin (1823–1879), etcher and painter, was born on 6 January 1823 in Framlingham, Suffolk, the son of Charles Edwards of Bridgham Hall, Norfolk. He was educated at Dedham, Essex, before studying law. He was admitted as a solicitor in 1845 and built up a large and successful practice as an examining proctor in the ...

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J. M. Gray

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Geddes, Andrew (1783–1844), painter and etcher, was born on 5 April 1783 at St Patrick Street, Edinburgh, and baptized on 16 April at St Cuthbert's Church, Edinburgh, the second of the six children, and only son, of David Geddes (who died at 18 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh...

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Gheeraerts, Marcus, the elder (b. c. 1520/21, d. in or after 1586), painter and etcher, was born in Bruges, Flanders, the son of Egbert Gheeraerts, painter, who joined the Guild of St Luke at Bruges in 1516, at which date he was apparently childless, and ...

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Goupy, Joseph (b. 1678x89, d. before 1770), painter and etcher, was born in London between 1678 and 1689. His parents are unknown, but he was a pupil of his uncle, the French painter Louis Goupy. He was also related to William Goupy, a ...

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L. H. Cust

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Grogan, Nathaniel (1739/40–1807), painter and etcher, was born in Cork, the son of a wood-turner and block maker to whom he was initially apprenticed. As an artist he was encouraged by John Butts (who also helped the painter James Barry) but was largely self-taught through copying engravings after Dutch masters. A surviving drawing after ...