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Katharine Cameron (1874–1965) by unknown photographer, 1931 [detail] © reserved; collection National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Cameron, Katharine (1874–1965), watercolour painter and etcher, was born on 26 February 1874 at 16 Sardinia Terrace, Hillhead, Glasgow, the eighth of the nine children of Robert Cameron (1825–1898), minister of Cambridge Street United Presbyterian Church in Glasgow, and his wife, Margaret Johnston (...

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Melville, Arthur (1855–1904), watercolour painter, was born on 10 April 1855 at Loanhead of Guthrie, Forfarshire, the fourth son of Arthur Melville (b. 1821/2), a coachman, and his wife, Margaret Wann (b. 1823/4). When Melville was quite young, his father gained a position at ...

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William Simpson (1823–1899) by unknown photographer, 1891 Christie's Images Ltd. (2004)

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Simpson, William (1823–1899), watercolour painter and journalist, was born on 28 October 1823 in a tenement in Carrick Street, Glasgow, the son of James Simpson (1791–1879), a marine engineer and mechanic, and his wife, Ann Johnstone (1786–1854). He spent fifteen months at a writing-school in ...