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Cozens, John Robert (1752–1797), landscape watercolour painter, is presumed to have been born in London, the elder of two children of Alexander Cozens (1717–1786), landscape artist, and his wife, the daughter of the engraver John Pine, whose first name is unknown. No record has been found of the place and date of his parents' marriage or of his birth or that of his sister, ...

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Ibbetson, Julius Caesar (1759–1817), landscape and watercolour painter, was born on 29 December 1759 at Farnley Moor, Leeds, the second child of Richard Ibbetson (d. 1791), a clothier of Yorkshire descent. According to the 'Memoir', Ibbetson's nineteen-year-old mother went into premature labour as a result of a fall on ice and died, with her son being delivered by caesarean section, hence the unusual middle name which he strove to suppress throughout his life. The details of ...

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Le Capelain, John (1812–1848), landscape and marine painter in watercolour, was born on 5 October 1812, the son of a Jersey printer and lithographer, Samuel Le Capelain (1788–1850), and his English wife, Elizabeth Anne Pinckney (1782–1851). He may have been born in London...