Douglas, Sir William Fettes (1822–1891), painter, antiquary, and curator, was born in the parish of St Cuthbert, Edinburgh, on 29 March 1822, eldest son of Douglas James Douglas, accountant with the Commercial Bank of Scotland, and Martha Brook, great-niece of Sir William Fettes, bt...
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Kirkup, Seymour Stocker (1788–1880), painter and antiquary, was born in London, the eldest child of Joseph Kirkup, jeweller and diamond merchant. In 1809, after a period of study under John Flaxman, he entered the Royal Academy Schools, where, in 1811, he won a medal for his drawing of Apollo in ...
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Norton, Christopher (1738
Petrie, George (1790–1866), antiquary and painter, was born in Dublin on 1 January 1790, the only child of James Petrie, a portrait painter. His mother was a daughter of Sacheverel Simpson of Edinburgh. His paternal grandfather, also named James, had moved from Aberdeen...