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Aglio, Augustine Maria [formerly Agostino Maria] (1777–1857), painter and lithographer, was born on 15 December 1777 in Cremona, Italy, one of several children of Gaetano Aglio, a notary, and Marianna Mondini. He moved with his family in 1787 to Milan, where he was educated at the ...

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Thomas Barker (1767–1847) self-portrait, 1789 [right, with his preceptor, Charles Spackman] Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, and North East Somerset Council; Bridgeman Art Library

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Barker, Thomas (1767–1847), painter and lithographer, known as Barker of Bath, was born at Trosnant, Pontypool, in 1767, the son of a former solicitor and minor artist, Benjamin Barker (c.1720–1793) and his wife, Anne. He attended Shepton Mallet grammar school. In 1783 the family settled in ...

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Blacklock, William James (1816–1858), landscape painter and lithographer, was born on 3 March 1816 in Shoreditch, London, the second of the five children of James Blacklock (1782–1823), bookseller and publisher, and Mary Ann Pearson (1784–1853). In 1818 the family moved to Cumwhitton, Cumberland...

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Fielding, Newton Smith Limbird (1799–1856), watercolour painter and lithographer, was born in London and baptized on 10 March 1815 at St Pancras Old Church, the youngest son of the painter Nathan Theodore Fielding (1746/7–1819) and his wife, Elizabeth (Betty), née Baker or Barker (...

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Fitch, Walter Hood (1817–1892), botanical artist and lithographer, was born on 29 January 1817 in Lanark, Scotland, the second son of five children of John Fitch (1790–c.1850), cloth merchant, and his wife, Catherine Maria Hood (1786–1859), a milliner and dressmaker. After a year at ...

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Walter Hood Fitch (1817–1892) self-portrait, 1834 [detail] © The Natural History Museum, London

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Louis Haghe (1806–1885) by unknown engraver, pubd 1885 (after M. J. Ganz) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Haghe, Louis (1806–1885), lithographer and watercolour painter, was born in Tournai, Belgium, on 17 March 1806. His father and grandfather both practised as architects in Tournai and it was expected that he would follow suit. As a child he was encouraged to draw in his father's office, and this exposure to an architectural environment may have determined his predilections as an artist. Between the ages of ten and fifteen he was educated in the college at ...

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Harding, James Duffield (1797–1863), landscape painter and lithographer, was born at Deptford, Kent, the son of John Harding (c.1777–1846), an engraver and drawing-master who had been one of the few professional pupils of Paul Sandby. His father gave him a good artistic education and a grounding in perspective, before sending him to ...

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Morison, Douglas (1814–1847), watercolour painter and lithographer, was born at Tottenham, in Middlesex, on 22 August 1814, the son of Richard Morison, a doctor, of Datchet, near Windsor. He was a pupil and friend of the sporting artist Frederick Tayler. Morison was elected a member of the ...

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Nash, Joseph (1809–1878), architectural painter and lithographer, was born on 17 December 1809 at Great Marlow, Buckinghamshire, the eldest son of the Revd Okey Nash (1779?–1862), proprietor of the Manor House School in Croydon. He was educated at his father's school and then about 1827 apprenticed to ...

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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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Shannon, Charles Haslewood (1863–1937), lithographer and painter, was born on 26 April 1863 at Quarrington rectory, Lincolnshire, the second son of Frederick William Shannon (c.1821–1909?), rector of Quarrington with Old Sleaford, and his first wife, Catherine Emma (b. c.1835)...

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Charles Haslewood Shannon (1863–1937) self-portrait, 1897 © National Portrait Gallery, London