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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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Buck, Samuel (1696–1779), topographical draughtsman, engraver, and print publisher, is usually said to have been born in Richmond, Yorkshire, though firm evidence of his birth place is lacking. Hauxwell, 4½ miles south of Richmond, has also been suggested. His father was living near ...

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Samuel Buck (1696–1779) by Richard Houston, pubd 1774 (after Joseph Highmore) [Buck brothers [left to right]: and Nathaniel Buck (1724-1759)] © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Chatelain [Chatelaine], John-Baptist Claude (1710–1758), printmaker and topographical draughtsman, was probably born in London in 1710, the son of French Huguenot parents by the name of Phillippe—he is thought to have assumed the surname Chatelain later in life. Nothing is known of his parents, early life, or training, and uncertainties persist about the date and location of his birth. Early biographies suggest that he was born in ...

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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...

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Harraden, Richard (1756–1838), topographical draughtsman and printmaker, was born in London, the son of a physician who came from Flintshire. Little is known of his life, although Robert Willis believed that he lived for some time in Paris but left on the fall of the ...

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Milton, Thomas (1742/3–1827), printmaker and topographical draughtsman, was probably born in London in either 1742 or 1743. He was the great-nephew of the poet John Milton and the son of another John Milton (fl. 1770), a minor marine artist who sometimes produced landscape and animal subjects for engraving. Little is known of his early life in ...

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Schroeder, Henry (1774–1853), printer and author, was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, and was probably the person of that name born there on 30 July 1774, the son of John Schroeder. On 29 March 1807 he married Ellen, née Bramley (d. 1844), with whom he had a son and two daughters. By 1822 he was a copperplate printer in ...