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Boys, Thomas Shotter (1803–1874), topographical watercolour painter and printmaker, was born on 2 January 1803 at Pentonville, near London, the son of a salesman. He was apprenticed on 4 February 1817 to the London engraver George Cooke. His earliest recorded prints are an etching of 1823 after an antique vase in ...

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Halfpenny, Joseph (1748–1811), topographical engraver and watercolour painter, was born on 9 October 1748 at Bishopthorpe, Yorkshire, where his father, Thomas Halfpenny, was gardener to the archbishop. He was apprenticed to a house-painter in York, where he lived in the parish of St Michael-le-Belfrey...

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Hearne, Thomas (1744–1817), watercolour painter and topographical draughtsman, was born at Marshfield in Gloucestershire on 22 September 1744, the only son of William Hearne (d. 1749) and his wife, Prudence (d. after 1797). After William Hearne's death his widow and young son moved to ...

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James Lambert (bap. 1725, d. 1788) by unknown artist The British Library

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Lambert, James (bap. 1725, d. 1788), watercolour painter and topographical artist, was baptized on 29 December 1725 at Willingdon, near Eastbourne, Sussex, the youngest of the eight children of John Lambert (1690–1764), a flax dresser, and his wife, Susan Bray (1687–1771), daughter of ...

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Nattes, John Claude (c. 1765–1839), topographical draughtsman and watercolour artist, lived in London for many years and also travelled widely throughout the British Isles and the continent. An engraved label on a watercolour exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1781 advertised his services as a teacher of drawing and perspective to the nobility and gentry. It also confirmed that ...

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Pars, William Edmund (1742–1782), topographical watercolour painter, was born in London on 28 February 1742, the son of Albertus Pars, a metal-engraver, and his wife, Mary, and trained at William Shipley's drawing school in the Strand. He won a number of awards from the ...