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Browne, Alexander (d. 1706), miniature painter and auctioneer, was also one of the first publishers of mezzotints. Of his parents and education nothing is known. In 1669 he wrote and published his Ars Pictoria, or, An Academy Treating of Drawing, Painting, Limning and Etching...

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Day, Alexander (1745–1841), miniature painter and art dealer, was born in Somerset, the son of John Day. He was the pupil of Ozias Humphry in London, and exhibited miniatures with the Society of Artists in 1768, 1772, and 1773. He was described as '...

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Fagan, Robert (1761–1816), art dealer and portrait painter, the son of Michael Fagan (1728–1783), was born on 5 March 1761. The Fagans were from Cork, but his father had a successful bakery business at Long Acre, London, which was probably Fagan's birthplace. Reputedly a pupil of ...

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See Gibson, Richard [called Dwarf Gibson]

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Greenwood, John (1727–1792), portrait painter and auctioneer, was born on 7 December 1727 in Boston, Massachusetts, and baptized on 10 December in the Old North Church, Boston, the son of Samuel Greenwood (1690–1742), a Harvard graduate (1709) and merchant, and his second wife, ...

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Hugh Howard (1675–1738) by John Faber junior, 1737 (after Michael Dahl, 1723) © Copyright The British Museum

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Howard, Hugh (1675–1738), portrait painter and art collector, was born on 7 February 1675 in Dublin, the eldest son of the six children of Ralph Howard (1638–1710), doctor and regius professor of physic at the University of Dublin, and his wife, Catherine Sotheby (...

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Thomas Hudson (bap. 1701, d. 1779) by Joseph Wright of Derby, c. 1751 Derby Museum and Art Gallery

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Hudson, Thomas (bap. 1701, d. 1779), portrait painter and art collector, was a native of Devon. He was probably the son of James Hudson (d. 1704) of Exeter, a victualler, and his wife, Anne, who was baptized George Hudson at the church of ...

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Sir Peter Lely (1618–1680) self-portrait, c. 1660 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Lely, Sir Peter (1618–1680), portrait painter and art collector, was born on 14 September 1618 in Soest, Westphalia. His father, Johan van der Faes, an infantry captain of a Dutch regiment serving the elector of Brandenburg, was originally from The Hague, where the ...