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Baily, Edward Hodges (1788–1867), sculptor and designer and modeller of silver, was born on 10 March 1788 at Bristol, the son of William Baily, a ship's carver, and his wife, Martha. After leaving school at the age of fourteen Baily was placed in a merchant's counting house where he remained for two years. He formed an acquaintance with a local artist called ...

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Chitqua [Tan-Che-Qua] (c. 1728–1796), clay figure portrait artist, was probably born in Guangdong province, China; further details of his family and upbringing are unknown. In Canton (Guangzhou) he became an accomplished clay figure portrait artist, catering primarily to visiting merchants and ships' officers who sent his clay portraits to relatives in ...

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Chitqua (c. 1728–1796) by John Hamilton Mortimer, 1771 Courtesy of the Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons of England

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Dixey, John (1763–1820), sculptor and modeller, was born on 19 August 1763 in Dublin but spent the vast majority of his life outside Ireland. Of his parents, nothing is known. As a young man he moved to London in order to study at the ...

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Engleheart, Thomas (bap. 1745, d. 1809), modeller and carver, was born in Kew, Surrey, and baptized on 15 April 1745 at St Anne's Church, Kew Green. He was the third surviving son of Francis Engelheart or Engleheart (1713/14–1773), an ornamental plasterer who had emigrated from ...

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Peart, Charles (1759–1798), sculptor and wax modeller, was born on 22 December 1759 at English Newton, Monmouth. In 1778 he exhibited three wax models at the Royal Academy, from Mr Abington's, Paulin Street, Hanover Square, and showed portraits, made exclusively in this medium until 1782. In 1781 he entered the ...