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Agnew family (per. 1817–1986), art dealers, maintained the firm established by Thomas [i] Agnew (1794–1871) in Market Street, Manchester, in 1817. Thomas Agnew was born in Liverpool on 16 December 1794, the posthumous son of John Agnew of Culhorn, Wigtownshire, and his wife, ...

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Angier [Angiers], Paul (1723–1757), engraver and printseller, was born on 27 November 1723 and baptized in Southwark, London, on 3 December, the son of William Angier (d. 1729), a draper of Cheapside, and his wife, Elizabeth. In 1739 he was apprenticed to the engraver and printseller ...

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Baillie, William (1723–1810), art dealer and printmaker, was born on 5 June 1723 at Kilbride, co. Carlow, Ireland, the second son of Robert Baillie of Celbridge. He was educated in Dublin by Dr Thomas Sheridan, who kept a school at King's Mint House, Capel Street...

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Beard, Richard (1801–1885), photographic entrepreneur, was born at East Stonehouse, near Newton Abbot, Devon, on 22 December 1801, the second son in the family of five sons and one daughter of Richard Bowden Beard (1773–1840) and his wife, Elizabeth (1775–1818). In 1804 his parents moved into ...

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Bickham, George (c. 1704–1771), engraver and printseller, the son of the engraver George Bickham (1683/4–1758) and his wife, Elizabeth, was probably born about 1704 in London. He trained as an engraver and became one of the most vibrant, energetic, and enigmatic figures in the ...

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Bonfiglioli, Kyril Emanuel George [Cyril] (1928–1985), art dealer and writer, was born on 29 May 1928 at 9 Upperton Road, Eastbourne, the second among the three children of Emanuel Bonfiglioli (1886–1961), and his wife, Dorothy Annie Pallett (c.1900–1943). His father was an Italo-Slovene, born in ...

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Bowles family (per. c. 1690–c. 1830), print and mapsellers, came to prominence with Thomas [i] Bowles (d. 1721) who was possibly the son of John Bowles, a joiner of St Lawrence Poultry, whose will was proved in 1652. A Thomas Bowles...

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John Boydell (1720–1804) by Sir William Beechey, 1801 Guildhall Art Gallery, Corporation of London