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Bindon, Francis (c. 1690–1765), portrait painter and architect, was the fourth son of David Bindon (d. 1733) of Cloony, co. Clare, and his wife, Dorothy Burton, the daughter of Samuel Burton of Buncraggy, co. Clare, Ireland. Bindon's father had been member of the Irish ...

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Adam Buck (1759–1833) self-portrait, 1813 [The Artist and his Family] Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection

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Buck, Adam (1759–1833), miniature and portrait painter, was born in Castle Street, Cork, the elder son of Jonathan Buck (1729/30–1786), a silversmith, of Castle Street, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Sydney (d. 1817). Frederick Buck [see below] was his younger brother. His artistic training remains obscure but an anonymously published article in volume 26 of the ...

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Hugh Douglas Hamilton (1739–1808) self-portrait © reserved

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Hamilton, Hugh Douglas (1739–1808), portrait and subject painter, was born in Dublin, the son of a wig maker in Crow Street. He entered the Dublin Society School of Drawing about 1750 and studied under Robert West and James Mannin. He was a pupil there for some eight years, winning three premiums for the best drawings of 1756. In that same year he was a fellow student of the future dramatist ...

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Ingham, Charles Cromwell (1796–1863), portrait and miniature painter, was born in Dublin. Of his parents nothing is known. He entered the Dublin Society's drawing school in 1809, and was awarded prizes for drawing in 1810 and 1811. He also studied under the portrait painter ...

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Lover, Samuel (1797–1868), miniature painter and author, was born in Dublin on 24 February 1797, the eldest son of William Frederick Lover (d. 1833) and his wife, Abigail Maher (d. c.1810). His father was a stockbroker and had various other commercial interests. His mother was an accomplished singer and musician, who encouraged the young ...

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Rothwell, Richard (1800–1868), portrait and genre painter, was born on 20 November 1800 in Athlone, the eldest of the seven children of James Rothwell, and his wife, Elizabeth Holmes. He was trained at the Dublin Society's school (1814–20), where he eventually won a silver medal. His early success can be measured by the fact that he was made a member of the newly founded ...

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Smith, Stephen Catterson (1806–1872), portrait painter, was born on 12 March 1806 in Skipton in Craven, Yorkshire, the son of Joseph Smith, a coach painter, and Anne, daughter of Stephen Catterson of Gawflat, Yorkshire. After training at the Royal Academy Schools in London...