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Anderson, (Alfred Charles) Stanley (1884–1966), printmaker and watercolour painter, was born on 11 May 1884 at 11 North Road, Bristol, the son of Alfred Ernest Anderson (1859–1939), of Heavitree, Devon, who started his own business as a skilled general and heraldic engraver, and his wife, ...

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(Alfred Charles) Stanley Anderson (1884–1966) self-portrait, 1933 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Lady Mabel Marguerite Annesley (1881–1959) by Lafayette, 1898 [detail] V&A Images, The Victoria and Albert Museum

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Annesley, Lady Mabel Marguerite (1881–1959), wood-engraver and watercolour painter, was born on 25 February 1881, at Annesley Lodge, Regent's Park, London, the daughter of Hugh Annesley, fifth Earl Annesley (1831–1908), lieutenant-colonel in the Scots Fusilier Guards and landowner, and his wife, Mabel Wilhelmina Frances Markham, ...

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Archer, John Wykenham (1806–1864), printmaker and watercolour painter, was born on 2 August 1806 in Newcastle upon Tyne, the eldest son of a 'respectable and prosperous tradesman of that town' (GM, 246). Little is known of his early life, but his obituary in the ...

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Robert Sargent Austin (1895–1973) self-portrait, 1921 [Portrait of the Artist] © Copyright The British Museum

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Austin, Robert Sargent (1895–1973), engraver and watercolour painter, was born on 23 June 1895 at 14 Magazine Square, Leicester, the eldest of the three children of Robert Austin, a cabinet-maker, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Smith. Encouraged by his father, after leaving Lansdowne Road school...

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Benazech, Peter Paul (1730?–1798), engraver and watercolour painter, is said to have been born in England. In 1746 he was apprenticed to the landscape engraver Francis Vivares for £20, and he continued to work for Vivares after the expiration of his apprenticeship, producing, for instance, two views of ...

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Boyne, John (1750s–1810), watercolour painter and engraver, was born in co. Down, Ireland. His father was originally a joiner by trade, but afterwards held an appointment in the victualling office at Deptford for many years. Boyne was brought to England when about nine years old, and subsequently articled (...

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Boys, Thomas Shotter (1803–1874), topographical watercolour painter and printmaker, was born on 2 January 1803 at Pentonville, near London, the son of a salesman. He was apprenticed on 4 February 1817 to the London engraver George Cooke. His earliest recorded prints are an etching of 1823 after an antique vase in ...

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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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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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Duncan, Edward (1803–1882), engraver and watercolour painter, was born on 21 October 1803 in Frederick Street, Hampstead Road, London, the son of Edward Duncan, artist and engraver, and his wife, Peggy. His talents were obvious from childhood: his early drawings, according to Joseph Jenkins...

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Fielding, Newton Smith Limbird (1799–1856), watercolour painter and lithographer, was born in London and baptized on 10 March 1815 at St Pancras Old Church, the youngest son of the painter Nathan Theodore Fielding (1746/7–1819) and his wife, Elizabeth (Betty), née Baker or Barker (...

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Fielding, Theodore Henry Adolphus (1781–1851), watercolour painter, engraver, and author, was the eldest son of the painter Nathan Theodore Fielding (1746/7–1819) and Elizabeth (Betty) Baker or Barker (d. c.1806/7). He was born near Sowerby Bridge, Yorkshire, in 1781, and baptized at nearby ...

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Francia, François Louis Thomas (1772–1839), watercolour painter and printmaker, was born on 21 December 1772 in Calais, the son of Louis Charles Francia, director of the military hospital there, and his wife, Marie-Madeleine, née Mancel (d. 1772). Although intended for a legal career, ...

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Griffith, Moses (1747–1819), watercolour painter and engraver, was born on 25 March 1747 at Trygarn in the parish of Bryncroes in Caernarvonshire, the illegitimate son of Griffith William and Anne Griffith. His father was a labourer, and Moses grew up in humble circumstances, though he received an education at the free school attached to ...

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Louis Haghe (1806–1885) by unknown engraver, pubd 1885 (after M. J. Ganz) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Haghe, Louis (1806–1885), lithographer and watercolour painter, was born in Tournai, Belgium, on 17 March 1806. His father and grandfather both practised as architects in Tournai and it was expected that he would follow suit. As a child he was encouraged to draw in his father's office, and this exposure to an architectural environment may have determined his predilections as an artist. Between the ages of ten and fifteen he was educated in the college at ...

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Halfpenny, Joseph (1748–1811), topographical engraver and watercolour painter, was born on 9 October 1748 at Bishopthorpe, Yorkshire, where his father, Thomas Halfpenny, was gardener to the archbishop. He was apprenticed to a house-painter in York, where he lived in the parish of St Michael-le-Belfrey...