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Gheeraerts, Marcus, the elder (b. c. 1520/21, d. in or after 1586), painter and etcher, was born in Bruges, Flanders, the son of Egbert Gheeraerts, painter, who joined the Guild of St Luke at Bruges in 1516, at which date he was apparently childless, and ...

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Noble, Samuel (1779–1853), engraver and Swedenborgian minister, was born in London on 4 March 1779. His father, Edward Noble (1740/41–1784), was a bookseller and mathematician, the author of Elements of Linear Perspective (1772). His brothers were George Noble and William Bonneau Noble. His mother (...

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Passe, Simon de (1595–1647), engraver, was born in Cologne, the son of Crispijn de Passe (1564–1637) and his wife, Magdalena de Bock (1555–1635). Crispijn de Passe, born in Arnemuiden in Zeeland, was a prominent engraver, draughtsman, and print publisher who obtained his training in ...

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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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Spilsbury, Jonathan (bap. 1737, d. 1812), printmaker and portrait painter, was born at Worcester, where he was baptized on 6 February 1737, the eldest of three sons of Thomas Spilsbury (d. 1741) and his second wife, Mary Wright (d. 1773), a young widow. He was followed by ...