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Bowen, Emanuel (1693/4–1767), engraver and map maker, was the son of Owen Bowen (d. 1730), gentleman, of Talley, Carmarthenshire, South Wales, and his wife, Anne (d. 1721). On 7 September 1709 he was apprenticed to Charles Price, globe and instrument maker and a member of the ...

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Gordon Goodwin

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Burgess, William (1754/5–1813), engraver, in conjunction with his son, Hilkiah, published a set of prints of twelve churches in Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire (1800–05) and later of Lincoln and Ely cathedrals. To the profession of an artist he united that of a Baptist minister, and presided over a congregation of that sect at ...

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Goodyear, Joseph (1797–1839), engraver, was born on 19 October 1797 in Birmingham, the eldest son of Uriah Goodyear and his wife, Lucy, née Blakemore. He was apprenticed to James Tye, of 9 Water Street, Birmingham, a general engraver, worked for Josiah Allen, an engraver and copperplate printer, of ...

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Griggs, Frederick Landseer Maur (1876–1938), etcher, illustrator, and architect, was born on 30 October 1876 at 21 High Street, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, the eldest of four children of Frederick Griggs (1849–1926) and his wife, Jemima Elizabeth (Mimie; 1852–1900), daughter of Thomas Bailey, hatter. His parents were Baptists; his father, a baker and confectioner, was a deacon of the church, while his mother gave ...

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Horsburgh, John (1791–1869), engraver, was born at Prestonpans, near Edinburgh, on 16 November 1791, the son of William Horsburgh, a coachman, and his wife, Margaret Weddal. His father died when he was a child. He studied drawing at the Trustees' Academy in Edinburgh...

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Thomas Jefferys (c. 1719–1771) by Paul Sandby, c. 1765 The Royal Collection © 2004 HM Queen Elizabeth II

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Jefferys, Thomas (c. 1719–1771), engraver, cartographer, and publisher, was the son of Henry Jefferys, a cutler. At the time of his apprenticeship to Emanuel Bowen in 1735 his family was living in Clerkenwell, London. No further detail of the family has been traced, although his contemporaries, the brass-founder ...

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Kitchin, Thomas (1719–1784), cartographer and engraver, was born in the parish of St Olave, Southwark, most probably on 4 August 1719, apparently the eldest of several children of Thomas Kitchin, hat dyer, and his wife, Mary Birr, whom he married in 1716.

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Rayner, Samuel (1806–1879), watercolour painter and lithographer, was born on 15 April 1806 in Colnbrook in Buckinghamshire, the third of the five children of Samuel (d. 1817) and Margaret Rayner. In 1812 Rayner's parents moved to London, where they established an ironmonger's business at ...

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Swain, Joseph (1820–1909), wood-engraver, was born at Oxford on 29 February 1820, the second son of Ebenezer Swain, a printer, and his wife, Harriet, née James, and the grandson of Joseph Swain, pastor of East Street Baptist Church, Walworth, and a religious poet. The family moved to ...

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Edward Whymper (1840–1911) by Lance Calkin, exh. RA 1894 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Whymper, Edward (1840–1911), mountaineer and wood-engraver, was born on 27 April 1840 at Lambeth Terrace, Kennington Road, London, the second of the eleven children of Josiah Wood Whymper (1813–1903), wood-engraver, and his first wife, Elizabeth Whitworth Claridge (1819–1859). He was educated at Clarendon House School...

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Josiah Wood Whymper (1813–1903) by John & Charles Watkins © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Whymper, Josiah Wood (1813–1903), wood-engraver and watercolour painter, was born on 24 April 1813 at Stoke Green, Ipswich, the second son of Nathaniel Whimper, a brewer and town councillor in Ipswich, and his wife, Elizabeth Orris. The Whimper family was a well-established aristocratic family in ...