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Barlow, Thomas Oldham (1824–1889), engraver and etcher, was born on 4 August 1824 in Oldham, Lancashire, and baptized there at St Mary's Church on 8 August, the youngest child of Henry Barlow (1781–1851), an ironmonger, and his wife, Sarah Oldham (1783–1836), who lived in the ...

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Freebairn, Alfred Robert (1794/5–1846), engraver and etcher, was the son of the landscape painter Robert Freebairn (1764–1808) and probably the brother of the sculptor Richard G. Freebairn (1797–1825). Alfred Freebairn etched and published his father's Outlines of Lancashire Scenery in 1815. He entered the ...

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Heath family (per. c. 1775–1898), engravers and etchers, came to prominence with James Heath (1757–1834), who was born on 19 April 1757 in Butcher Hall Lane, Newgate, London, and was baptized on 13 May in Christchurch, Newgate Street, the second son of ...

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Sherborn, Charles William (1831–1912), etcher and engraver, was born on 14 June 1831 at 43 Leicester Square, London, the eldest son of Charles Sherborn (b. 1796), an upholsterer, and his wife, Mary, the daughter of Richard Bance, of Newbury. He was educated first at a local school and then at ...

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Somer, Paul van (fl. 1670–1694), etcher and engraver, was a Frenchman, presumably of Dutch ancestry, who settled in London about 1675. Nothing is known about his origins and training, and he first appears in Paris between 1670 and 1674 making etchings of religious subjects and portraits. A plate of ...

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Walker, Anthony (1726–1765), etcher and engraver, was born at Thirsk, Yorkshire, and baptized there on 19 March 1726, the son of John Walker (d. 1763), an exciseman; he was apparently the sixth son in a family of ten children. Having been apprenticed in the ...