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Fry, Roger Eliot (1866–1934), art historian, critic, and painter, was born on 14 December 1866 at 6 The Grove, Highgate, Middlesex, the fifth of the nine children of Sir Edward Fry (1827–1918), judge, and his wife, Mariabella (1833–1930), daughter of John Hodgkin and his wife, ...

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Roger Eliot Fry (1866–1934) self-portrait, 1930-34 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Gowing, Sir Lawrence Burnett (1918–1991), painter and art historian, was born on 21 April 1918 at 53 Stamford Hill, London, the son of Horace Burnett Gowing (d. 1944), master draper, and his wife, Clara Louise Lawrence. His grandfather was a treasurer of the ...

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Sir Lawrence Burnett Gowing (1918–1991) by Lucian Freud, 1982 © Lucian Freud; private collection; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London