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William Austin (1721/17331733–1820) by James Godby, pubd 1809 (after Edmund Scott) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Austin, William (1721/1733–1820), drawing-master and engraver, was apprenticed to George Bickham junior in 1747. This suggests that he was born about 1733, although he was said to have died aged ninety-eight, and a man named Austin was listed as an eminent painter in 1748. In 1756 ...

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Callow, John (1822–1878), marine painter and drawing-master, was born on 19 July 1822 in St Pancras, London, son of Robert Callow (b. 1786), a London carpenter, and his wife, Elizabeth, both of whom died in 1848. His childhood ambition was to be a sailor but in 1835 his elder brother ...

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See Evans, William [known as William Evans of Eton]

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Green, Benjamin (bap. 1739, d. 1798), drawing master and engraver, was the ninth and youngest child of William Green (1696–1754) and his wife, Sarah (1696/7–1788); he was baptized at Halesowen parish church, Shropshire, on 5 April 1739. His career as an artist was probably founded on a family connection with ...

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Leitch, William Leighton (1804–1883), landscape painter and drawing-master, was born in Glasgow on 2 November 1804, the son of Richard Leitch, who had been in the navy and army and retired in 1815, and Elisabeth Hardie. Educated in Glasgow, Leitch worked in a lawyer's office and a weaver's shop, and then as a house painter, but spent his evenings drawing with ...

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William Leighton Leitch (1804–1883) by David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson © Scottish National Photography Collection, Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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See Parkes, David

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Phillips, Charles (fl. 1766–1783), engraver and drawing-master, is said to have been born in 1737, but his origins are unknown. He began to exhibit with the Free Society in 1766 and continued until 1783. In 1769 his address, as printed in their catalogue, was '...