Newton, Sir William John (1785–1869), miniature painter and photographer, born in Thornhaugh Street, Bedford Square, London, was the son of James Newton (1748–1804), engraver, and his wife, Abigail, née Post, of Thornhaugh Street. James Newton worked closely with his elder brother, the architect ...
Wilson, George Washington (1823–1893), miniature painter and photographer, was born on 7 February 1823 at Brownside croft, Alvah, Banff, Scotland, the second son of the eleven children of George Wilson (1777–1848), a crofter from Banff, and his second wife, Elspet Hurd (1798–1883). He was educated in the local parish school (1830–35), but left at the age of twelve to be apprenticed to a local carpenter and house builder. During this time he developed an interest in art so strong that he gave up his secure job in 1846 and moved to ...
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