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Acton, John Adams- (1830–1910), sculptor, was born on 11 December 1830 at Acton Hill, Middlesex, one of the two surviving sons and three daughters of William Adams, an artist, and his wife, Helen Elizabeth Humphreys. His sister Clarissa was also an artist, and exhibited at the ...


John Adams- Acton (1830–1910) by Samuel Alexander Walker, pubd 1893 © National Portrait Gallery, London


Bacon, John (1740–1799), sculptor, was born on 24 November 1740 in Southwark, London, the son of Thomas Bacon, a clothworker. He was descended from an old family living in Wincanton in Somerset. In 1755 he was apprenticed to Nicholas Crispe, the owner of a porcelain factory in ...


Manley [née Swithenbank], Edna (1900–1987), sculptor, was born on 28 February 1900 at Buxton, Richmond Wood Road, Bournemouth, the fifth child in the family of six daughters and three sons of the Revd Harvey Swithenbank (d. 1910), Wesleyan Methodist minister, and his wife, ...