Alken family (per. 1745–1894), engravers and painters, may have originated in Denmark, perhaps from the village of Alken in north Jutland. According to family tradition they moved to England to escape the political disturbances during the reign of King Christian VII. However, the first representative to reach ...
Timothy Clayton and Anita McConnell
Clint, George (1770–1854), theatrical genre painter and engraver, was born in London at Brownlow Street, Holborn, on 12 April 1770, the son of Michael Clint, a hairdresser in Lombard Street, and his first wife. The family came from Hexham in Northumberland. Clint received a simple education in ...
L. A. Fagan
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Dagley, Richard (1761–1841), genre painter and engraver, was born on 3 December 1761 and baptized on 29 January 1762 at St Margaret's, Westminster, the son of Samuel Dagley (d. 1762), a member of the Curriers' Company, and his wife, Ann. He was educated at ...
Manson, George (1850–1876), wood-engraver and landscape and genre painter, was born on 3 December 1850 in Edinburgh, the son of Magnus Manson, a merchant. As a boy he was encouraged to paint by his father, who was an amateur artist. He read the works of ...
Meaghan E. Clarke
Merritt, Anna Massey Lea (1844–1930), figure painter and etcher, was born on 13 September 1844 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Joseph Lea jun., a textile manufacturer, and Susanna Massey. They were a prominent and affluent Quaker family, and Anna was the eldest of six sisters. She was educated at the progressive ...
See Williams family
Wolstenholme, (Charles) Dean, the younger (1798–1883), sporting painter and engraver, was born on 21 April 1798 near Waltham Abbey, Essex, the eldest son of Dean Wolstenholme (1757–1837), animal painter, and his wife, Mary Stabler. Dean Wolstenholme junior, as he was known, was first taught to paint by his father but the origin of his considerable engraving ability is lost. He lived for much of his life in ...