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Beaumont, Jean François Albanis (1755–1812), engraver and landscape painter, may have been a son of, or related to, the Piedmontese artist Claudio Francesco Beaumont (1694–1766). He was born at Chambéry, entered the engineering school at Mezières, and in 1775 joined the Sardinian army as an engineer. At this time Sardinian territory extended into what is now ...

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R. E. Graves

revised by Nicholas Grindle

Bellers, William (fl. 1752–1773), landscape painter and engraver, was probably the son of a William Bellers (b. 1703?) who matriculated at the University of Oxford on 9 April 1734 as 'illuminator' and 'privilegiatus', the first epithet referring to his profession as a limner or painter. ...

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Blacklock, William James (1816–1858), landscape painter and lithographer, was born on 3 March 1816 in Shoreditch, London, the second of the five children of James Blacklock (1782–1823), bookseller and publisher, and Mary Ann Pearson (1784–1853). In 1818 the family moved to Cumwhitton, Cumberland...

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Bowler, Thomas William (1812–1869), landscape painter and printmaker, was born in Tring, Hertfordshire, on 9 December 1812, the son of William Bowler, a labourer, and Sarah Butterfield. He worked for three years in London as a solicitor's clerk, but in 1833, on the recommendation of a local squire, ...

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Briscoe, Arthur John Reginald Trevor (1873–1943), engraver and marine artist, was born on 25 February 1873 at Mount Pleasant, Oxton, Birkenhead, Cheshire, the eldest son of John Briscoe (d. 1893), a prominent Liverpool businessman and senior partner in the cotton-broking firm of ...

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Cowen, William (1791–1864), landscape painter and printmaker, was born in Rotherham, Yorkshire. He was initially educated for the church. After travelling a great deal, and making many sketches in Britain and Ireland in the process, he won the patronage of Earl Fitzwilliam, who paid for him to travel to ...

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Danckerts [Danckers, Dankers, Danckertszoon], Hendrick (c. 1625–1680), landscape painter and engraver, was born to a Catholic family, allegedly in The Hague. His father was called Jan Danckerts, and likewise his brother, Jan Danckerts (c. 1615–1686), who was a history painter and engraver...

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Daniell, Thomas (1749–1840), landscape painter and printmaker, was born at Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, the son of John Sheppard Daniell, innkeeper of The Swan at Chertsey. From 1763 to 1770 he was apprenticed to a Mr Maxwell as a coach builder and spent the following three years at ...

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Daniell, William (1769–1837), landscape painter and engraver, was the eldest son of William Daniell (d. 1779), an innkeeper, and his wife, Sarah. He was the nephew of the renowned landscape painter Thomas Daniell (1749–1840). Orphaned at an early age, he was adopted by his uncle and at about fifteen accompanied him to ...

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Dodd, Robert (1748–1815), marine painter and engraver, was one of the three known sons of Alexander Dodd; Ralph Dodd (1756?–1822) was his younger brother. He began his career as a landscape painter, achieving some recognition by the age of twenty-three. He soon developed as a painter of marine scenes, having ample opportunity to study the busy shipping life of ...

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Campbell Dodgson

revised by Frank Milner

Finnie, John (bap. 1829, d. 1907), landscape painter and printmaker, was born at Aberdeen and baptized in the parish church on 4 May 1829, the son of John Finnie, a brass-founder, and his wife, Christian McIndoe. After serving apprenticeships to a house painter at ...

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Green, William (1760–1823), landscape painter and etcher, was born on 25 August 1760, at 3 Windmill Street, Lad Lane, Deansgate, Manchester, the son of Joshua Green (b. 1725), schoolmaster, and his wife, Catherine Simpson (1734–1760). Initially his father's pupil, he later attended ...

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Griffier [Griffer, Griffeere, Griffin], Jan [John], senior (c. 1645–1718), landscape painter and engraver, was born in Amsterdam. Arnold Houbraken wrote Griffier's first biography and from him we learn that Jan had a restless spirit: he called himself 'a burgher of the world' (...

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L. H. Cust

revised by Deborah Graham-Vernon

Hamilton, John (fl. 1766–1787), landscape painter and engraver, was born in Dublin but moved to London early in life. A member of the Society of Artists, he subscribed to its roll-declaration in 1766. In 1767 he contributed a moonlight view to their exhibition, and continued to exhibit landscapes and views of ...

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Harding, James Duffield (1797–1863), landscape painter and lithographer, was born at Deptford, Kent, the son of John Harding (c.1777–1846), an engraver and drawing-master who had been one of the few professional pupils of Paul Sandby. His father gave him a good artistic education and a grounding in perspective, before sending him to ...

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Johnson, Martin (d. c. 1686), seal engraver and landscape painter, probably lived and worked in London, but almost nothing is known of his origins and career. He was a noted engraver of seals and medals and a rival, as George Vertue recorded from contemporary witnesses, of the more famous ...

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Campbell Dodgson

revised by Mark Pottle

Knight, Joseph (1837–1909), landscape painter and engraver, the son of Joseph and Eliza Knight, was born in London on 27 January 1837. When he was seven an accident made it necessary for his right arm to be amputated, but neither this setback, nor parental disapproval, deterred him from pursuing his chosen profession. In 1845 the family moved to ...

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J. L. Caw

revised by Greg Smith

Law, David (1831–1901), etcher and landscape painter, was born in Edinburgh on 25 April 1831 and baptized there on 12 November, the son of John Law and his wife, Charlotte. Having been apprenticed at an early age to the steel-engraver George Aikman, he was admitted in 1845 on his master's recommendation to the ...

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David Law (1831–1901) by George Paul Chalmers, 1878 Scottish National Portrait Gallery