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Lady Mabel Marguerite Annesley (1881–1959) by Lafayette, 1898 [detail] V&A Images, The Victoria and Albert Museum

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Annesley, Lady Mabel Marguerite (1881–1959), wood-engraver and watercolour painter, was born on 25 February 1881, at Annesley Lodge, Regent's Park, London, the daughter of Hugh Annesley, fifth Earl Annesley (1831–1908), lieutenant-colonel in the Scots Fusilier Guards and landowner, and his wife, Mabel Wilhelmina Frances Markham, ...

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Robert Sargent Austin (1895–1973) self-portrait, 1921 [Portrait of the Artist] © Copyright The British Museum

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Austin, Robert Sargent (1895–1973), engraver and watercolour painter, was born on 23 June 1895 at 14 Magazine Square, Leicester, the eldest of the three children of Robert Austin, a cabinet-maker, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Smith. Encouraged by his father, after leaving Lansdowne Road school...

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Benazech, Peter Paul (1730?–1798), engraver and watercolour painter, is said to have been born in England. In 1746 he was apprenticed to the landscape engraver Francis Vivares for £20, and he continued to work for Vivares after the expiration of his apprenticeship, producing, for instance, two views of ...

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L. A. Fagan

revised by Martyn Anglesea

Boyne, John (1750s–1810), watercolour painter and engraver, was born in co. Down, Ireland. His father was originally a joiner by trade, but afterwards held an appointment in the victualling office at Deptford for many years. Boyne was brought to England when about nine years old, and subsequently articled (...

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Duncan, Edward (1803–1882), engraver and watercolour painter, was born on 21 October 1803 in Frederick Street, Hampstead Road, London, the son of Edward Duncan, artist and engraver, and his wife, Peggy. His talents were obvious from childhood: his early drawings, according to Joseph Jenkins...

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Fielding, Theodore Henry Adolphus (1781–1851), watercolour painter, engraver, and author, was the eldest son of the painter Nathan Theodore Fielding (1746/7–1819) and Elizabeth (Betty) Baker or Barker (d. c.1806/7). He was born near Sowerby Bridge, Yorkshire, in 1781, and baptized at nearby ...

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Griffith, Moses (1747–1819), watercolour painter and engraver, was born on 25 March 1747 at Trygarn in the parish of Bryncroes in Caernarvonshire, the illegitimate son of Griffith William and Anne Griffith. His father was a labourer, and Moses grew up in humble circumstances, though he received an education at the free school attached to ...

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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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L. H. Cust

revised by Anne Pimlott Baker

Hassell, John (1767–1825), watercolour painter and engraver, was born in 1767 and was probably the individual of that name, son of John and Ann Hassell, who was baptized in November 1767 at St Mary, Whitechapel, Stepney. He exhibited twenty paintings at the Royal Academy...

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Jenkins, Joseph John (bap. 1812, d. 1885), engraver and watercolour painter, was baptized John Joseph Jenkins on 1 March 1812 at St Pancras Old Church, London, the son of Joseph and Sarah Jenkins, née Pledger. He had one brother. His early life was spent at ...

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Shepheard, George (1770–1842), watercolour painter and engraver, was born on 26 January 1770 in Guildford, Surrey. He was the second of the four sons and a daughter of George Shepheard (1747–1820) and Jane, daughter of John Baxter. The Shepheards were descended from a branch of the old ...

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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 ...

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Wimperis, Edmund Morison (1835–1900), wood-engraver and watercolour painter, was born at Flocker's Brook, Chester, on 6 February 1835, the eldest son of Edmund Richard Wimperis, cashier of Messrs Walker, Parker & Co.'s Chester lead works, and of his wife, Mary Morison, a Scot; the middle name ...