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Dudley, Howard (1820–1864), wood-engraver and illustrator, born in Salisbury Square, Fleet Street, London, was the only son of George Dudley (d. 1827) of Tipperary and his wife, Sarah, daughter of Nathaniel Cove, coal merchant, of Salisbury Square. His parents were Quakers but his nurse surreptitiously arranged for his baptism in ...

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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 ...

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Miller, William (1796–1882), engraver, was born on 28 May 1796 at 2 Drummond Street, Edinburgh, the youngest son of George Miller, a shawl manufacturer descended from a Quaker family who had settled in Edinburgh in 1688, and his wife, Anne. He attended day school in ...

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Peter Laszlo Peri (1899–1967) by Wolfgang Suschitzky © Wolfgang Suschitzky / Leeds Museums & Galleries (Henry Moore Institute Archive)

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Peri, Peter Laszlo [formerly Ladislas Weisz] (1899–1967), sculptor and etcher, was born on 13 June 1899 in Budapest, Hungary, the eldest of the eight children of Emanuel (Mano) Weisz, tailor and railway porter, and Amalia Goldstein. Pre-1914 antisemitism in Hungary led the family to change its name to ...

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Smith, John Thomas (1766–1833), printmaker and draughtsman, was born in a hackney carriage bound for his family home at 7 Great Portland Street, London, on 23 June 1766. His mother's maiden name was Tarr; his father was the printseller and sculptor Nathaniel Smith (1740/41–1809)...

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John Thomas Smith (1766–1833) by William Brockedon, 1832 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Tanner, Frederick Arthur [Robin] (1904–1988), etcher and educationist, was born on 17 April 1904 at 5 Ryde Road, Knowle, Bristol, the third son of six children of Sydney Albert Tanner, journeyman carpenter, and Emily Annie, formerly Baker, a housemaid from Kington Langley, Wiltshire...