Pidgeon, Henry Clark (1807–1880), watercolour painter and antiquary, was born in March 1807. He was educated at Reading under Dr Valpy. He abandoned an early plan to enter the church and after a short trial in business at Isleworth adopted art as his profession. He had shown an interest in painting from an early age but was 'perhaps by inclination more of an antiquary than an artist' (...
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See Smirke, Robert