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Aglio, Augustine Maria [formerly Agostino Maria] (1777–1857), painter and lithographer, was born on 15 December 1777 in Cremona, Italy, one of several children of Gaetano Aglio, a notary, and Marianna Mondini. He moved with his family in 1787 to Milan, where he was educated at the ...

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James Barry (1741–1806) self-portrait, c. 1786 [completed 1803] by courtesy of the National Gallery of Ireland

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Barry, James (1741–1806), history painter, printmaker, and author, was born on 11 October 1741, in a modest cottage in Water Lane in Blackpool, a suburb of Cork, to John Barry and Juliana Reardon. He was the eldest child in a family that grew to include three more sons, ...

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Canot, Peter Charles (c. 1710–1777/8), engraver, is said to have been born in France about 1710 and to have been the brother of the painter Philippe Canot. He may have been in England as early as 1735, the probable date of a set of hunting prints after ...

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Condé, Jean [John] (1765–1794), printmaker, was the son of a stonemason in Paris, and his wife, Louise Crantin. His name first appears in the ‘registre des élèves’ of the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris on 20 March 1781: 'Jean Condé, Peintre natif de ...

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Jean Condé (1765–1794) attrib. Richard Cosway, c. 1794 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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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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Dorigny, Sir Nicholas (bap. 1658, d. 1746), painter and engraver, was baptized in Paris on 2 June 1658, the second son of Michel Dorigny (1617–1665), a painter and engraver, and his wife, who was the daughter of the painter Simon Vouet. He may have had some training in art from his father, but was said by ...

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Dudley, Thomas (fl. 1678–1679), etcher, signs himself on one plate as 'quondam condicipulus W. Hollar' ('a former pupil of Wenceslaus Hollar'), and his plates are etched in a manner resembling, but greatly inferior to, his master's style. His most important work was a series of twenty-six etchings executed in 1678–9, representing the life of ...

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Dyck, Sir Anthony [formerly Antoon] Van (1599–1641), painter and etcher, was born on 22 March 1599 at the house Den Berendans (the Dancing Bear) in the Grote Markt in Antwerp, and baptized there the following day in the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk. He was the seventh of the twelve children of ...

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Sir Anthony Van Dyck (1599–1641) self-portrait, c. 1632–3 private collection; Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Frink, Dame Elisabeth Jean (1930–1993), sculptor and printmaker, was born on 14 November 1930 at The Grange, Thurlow, Suffolk, the only daughter of Ralph Cuyler Frink (1899–1974), cavalry officer, and his wife, Jean Conway-Gordon (b. 1910), a colonel's daughter.

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Dame Elisabeth Jean Frink (1930–1993) self-portrait, 1987 Estate of Dame Elisabeth Frink; courtesy of Fischer Fine Arts

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Goupy, Joseph (b. 1678x89, d. before 1770), painter and etcher, was born in London between 1678 and 1689. His parents are unknown, but he was a pupil of his uncle, the French painter Louis Goupy. He was also related to William Goupy, a ...

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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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(Imre) Anthony Sandor Gross (1905–1984) self-portrait, c. 1925 [Self-Portrait in a Fez] © reserved; Belgrave Gallery, London & St Ives

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Gross, (Imre) Anthony Sandor (1905–1984), painter and etcher, was born in Dulwich, London, on 19 March 1905, the elder child and only son of Alexander Gross, formerly Grosz (1880–1958), a naturalized British subject of Hungarian origin who had settled in the London area as a map publisher, and his wife, ...

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Wenceslaus Hollar (1607–1677) self-portrait, 1647 © National Portrait Gallery, London