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Fairland, Thomas (1804–1852), lithographer and engraver, took an interest in drawing at an early age and worked from nature in London's Kensington Gardens; later he studied under Fuseli at the Royal Academy, where he gained a silver medal for a drawing of a cast of Hercules which then stood in the academy's entrance hall. On leaving the academy he became a pupil of the line engraver ...


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Stephenson, James (1808–1886), engraver and lithographer, was born at Manchester on 26 November 1808, the son of Thomas Stephenson, a boot and shoe maker. He was educated at a school kept by Thomas Rain, adjoining Oldham Street Chapel, and before the end of his schooldays was apprenticed to ...