See Beechey, Henry William
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Brierly, Sir Oswald Walters (1817–1894), marine painter and naval engineer, was born at Chester on 19 May 1817, the son of Dr Thomas Brierly (d. in or before 1872), a physician and amateur artist. After schooling in Chester, he became a pupil at ...
Broome, John Egerton [Jack] (1901–1985), naval officer and illustrator, was born in Seattle, Washington, USA, on 23 February 1901, the younger child and only son of Louis Egerton Broome (1875–1951), an explorer, and his wife, Clara Kathleen Lake (1863–1948). His grandfather was Sir Frederick Napier Broome (1842–1896)...
H. M. Chichester
revised by Roger T. Stearn
Cockburn, James Pattison (1779–1847), army officer and watercolour painter, was born on 18 March 1779 in New York, the son of Colonel John Cockburn and his wife, Mary, daughter of Colonel Sir James Cockburn. He entered the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, as a cadet on 19 March 1793, and passed out, as a second lieutenant, ...
L. H. Cust
revised by Natasha Eaton
Elliott, William (fl. 1774–1794), naval officer and marine painter, was renowned for his paintings of naval actions of the 1780s. Of the two William Elliotts listed in the Royal Navy, it is believed that the William Elliott who entered the merchant service as master's mate of the ...
Jones, George (1786–1869), army officer and painter, born in London on 6 January 1786, was the only son of John Jones (c. 1755–1796), the mezzotint-engraver. His godfather was George Steevens, the controversial and argumentative writer on Shakespearian and other literary issues. George Jones...
Jones, (Walter) David Michael [pseud. Dai Greatcoat] (1895–1974), painter and poet, was born on 1 November 1895 in Brockley, Kent, the younger son and youngest of three children of James Jones, printer, from Holywell, Flintshire, and his wife, Alice Ann, former governess, daughter of ...
King, John Duncan (1788–1863), army officer and landscape painter, was born in the city of Waterford, Ireland, on 4 November 1788 and entered the army as an ensign in the 71st regiment in August 1806. He purchased a lieutenancy on 18 February 1808, before exchanging into the 3rd battalion, ...
Macdonald, Sir Roderick Douglas (1921–2001), naval officer and painter, was born at Weltevreden, Batavia, Java, on 25 February 1921, the son of Douglas Macdonald, tea and rubber planter, and his wife, Marjorie Bayne, née McGibbon. He was educated at a preparatory school near ...
L. H. Cust
revised by Anthony R. J. S. Adolph
Mitchell, Thomas (d. 1790), marine painter and naval official, became a freeman of the Shipwrights' Company on 25 February 1723. He held the posts of first assistant to master shipwright, Woolwich (1754); master caulker, Chatham (1763); second (1765) and first (1772) assistant to master shipwright, ...
Pieter van der Merwe
Smyth, William (bap. 1800, d. 1877), naval officer and artist, was born in Middlesex and baptized at St John's, Hackney, on 24 January 1800, the second son of John Greatrix Smyth, an officer in East India Company ships, and his first wife, Sarah (1767/8–1800)...