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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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Bedford, Francis (1815–1894), lithographer and photographer, was born on 13 August 1815, probably at 8 Southampton Street, Bloomsbury, London, and baptized at St George, Bloomsbury, on 31 January 1816, the son of Francis Octavius Bedford (1784–1858) and his wife, Sophie Curtis. His father studied under ...

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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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Day, William (1797–1845), publisher and printer of lithographs, established his business in London in the early nineteenth century. The evidence of trade directories is ambiguous, as there was more than one William Day working as a printer in the 1820s. It is alleged that he was a law writer who turned to printing, and he first appears in a directory running a printing business in ...

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

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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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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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Hawkins, George (1809–1852), lithographer, was the son of the landscape painter and engraver George Hawkins (fl. 1795–1820). He began as an architectural draughtsman and then became a successful lithographer. The Art Journal noted: 'his pencil was peculiarly correct and delicate, and his knowledge of effect enabled him to produce pictures out of the most unpromising materials...

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Charles Joseph Hullmandel (1789–1850) by G. B. Black, 1851 Ashmolean Museum, Oxford