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Hughes, Hugh [pseud. Cristion] (1790–1863), painter and engraver, was born at Pwll-y-gwichiad, near Llandudno. He was the son of Thomas Hughes and his wife, Jane Williams, and was baptized at Llandudno on 20 February 1790. His parents died while he was young and he was educated by his maternal grandfather, ...

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David Lucas (1802–1881) attrib. Robert William Satchwell, c. 1820 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Lucas, David (1802–1881), mezzotint engraver, was born on 18 August 1802 in Geddington Chase, between Rushton and Brigstock, Northamptonshire, the eldest of seven children of Charles Lucas (1765/6–1852), farmer and grazier, and his wife, Sarah (1775/6–1849). He was baptized in Brigstock's Independent church on 28 January 1808. In April 1820, while working on his father's farm in ...

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Paul Revere (bap. 1734, d. 1818) by John Singleton Copley, 1768 Copyright 2004 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; gift of Joseph W. Revere, William B. Revere and Edward H. R. Revere

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Revere, Paul (bap. 1734, d. 1818), craftsman and revolutionary leader in America, was baptized at the New Brick Church in Boston, Massachusetts, on 22 December 1734, the second of seven surviving children of Apollos Rivoire (1702–1754), a French Huguenot silversmith who emigrated to ...

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Taylor, Charles (1756–1823), engraver and biblical scholar, was born on 1 February 1756 near Brentwood, Essex, the eldest of the five children of Isaac Taylor (1730–1807), engraver, and his wife, Sarah Hackshaw Jefferys (1733–1809). Evidence about his schooling is unclear, but he probably spent time at ...

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Taylor, Isaac (1759–1829), engraver and educationist, was born in London on 30 January 1759, the second son of Isaac Taylor (1730–1807), engraver, and his wife, Sarah Hackshaw, née Jefferys (1733–1809). He spent his early years at Shenfield, Essex, and was first educated locally, probably at ...

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Valentine, James (1815–1879), engraver and photographer, was born on 12 June 1815 in Dundee, the second of the five children of John Valentine (1792–1868), linen weaver, and his wife, Mary Watson (bap. 1790, d. 1866), daughter of Andrew Watson, a Dundee shipmaster and his wife, ...

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James Valentine (1815–1879) by Valentine Studio courtesy of St Andrews University Library