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Baynes, James (1766–1837), watercolour painter and drawing-master, was born at Kirkby Lonsdale, Westmorland, in April 1766. According to Samuel Redgrave, his education was paid for by a friend, but this assistance apparently ceased on his marriage. A pupil of George Romney, he entered the ...

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Burton, Sir Frederic William (1816–1900), watercolour painter and art administrator, was born on 8 April 1816 at Clifden House, Corofin, near Inchiquin Lake, co. Clare, Ireland. He was the third son of Samuel Frederic Burton (b. 1786), a country gentleman, and his wife, ...

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Cumberland, George (1754–1848), writer on art and watercolour painter, was born in London on 27 November 1754, the younger son of the four children of George Cumberland (d. 1771) and his wife, Elizabeth Balchen. In 1769 he became a clerk in the ...

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Harley, George (1791–1871), watercolour painter and drawing-master, worked in many parts of England. He exhibited two London scenes at the Royal Academy in 1817 and showed one painting at the Society of British Artists in 1865. He painted landscapes, and topographical and architectural subjects. He did some lithographs, ...

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Naftel, Paul Jacob (1817–1891), watercolour painter and art teacher, was born in Guernsey on 13 October 1817, the second of the eleven children of Paul Naftel (1795–1870) and his wife, Sophia Bird. The family name, meaning 'little turnip', was said to be reflected in their features. His father was a clockmaker and watchmaker who also kept a shop selling artists' materials and prints. Neither parent showed any aptitude for art, but from his earliest years ...

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Petit, John Louis (1801–1868), architectural historian and watercolour painter, was born on 31 May 1801 in Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire, the only son of John Hayes Petit (1771–1822), a Church of England clergyman and JP, and his wife, Harriet Astley.

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John Varley (1778–1842) self-portrait, c. 1800 photograph by courtesy Sotheby's Picture Library, London

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Varley, John (1778–1842), watercolour painter and art teacher, was born on 17 August 1778 in a converted inn, the Blue Post, Mare Street, Hackney, Middlesex. He was the eldest of five children of Richard Varley (d. 1791) of Epworth, Lincolnshire, and his second wife, ...

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