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Barlow, Francis (d. 1704), painter and etcher, was said by George Vertue to have come from Lincolnshire and to have been apprenticed in London to the portrait painter William Shepherd. His earliest dated work is a drawing of 1648 depicting David slaying the lion (...

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Barlow, Thomas Oldham (1824–1889), engraver and etcher, was born on 4 August 1824 in Oldham, Lancashire, and baptized there at St Mary's Church on 8 August, the youngest child of Henry Barlow (1781–1851), an ironmonger, and his wife, Sarah Oldham (1783–1836), who lived in the ...

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Brightwell, (Cecilia) Lucy (1811–1875), etcher and author, was born at Thorpe, near Norwich, on 27 February 1811, the eldest child of Thomas Brightwell (1787–1868), a solicitor and amateur microscopist, and mayor of Norwich in 1837, and his first wife, Mary Snell (1788–1815), the daughter of ...

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Buss, Robert William (1804–1875), painter and etcher, the eldest son of William Church Buss (d. 1832) and his wife, Mary, was born at 60 Jewin Street, Cripplegate, London, on 4 August 1804. He was named after his grandfather, an excise officer who turned schoolmaster in ...

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Sir David Young Cameron (1865–1945) by unknown photographer © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Cameron, Sir David Young (1865–1945), painter and etcher, was born on 28 June 1865 at 1 Queen's Terrace, Glasgow, the fourth of the nine children and elder surviving son of the Revd Robert Cameron (1825–1898), minister of Cambridge Street United Presbyterian Church in ...

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Cameron, Katharine (1874–1965), watercolour painter and etcher, was born on 26 February 1874 at 16 Sardinia Terrace, Hillhead, Glasgow, the eighth of the nine children of Robert Cameron (1825–1898), minister of Cambridge Street United Presbyterian Church in Glasgow, and his wife, Margaret Johnston (...

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Katharine Cameron (1874–1965) by unknown photographer, 1931 [detail] © reserved; collection National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Peter Godfrey Coker (1926–2004) self-portrait, 1970 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Coker, Peter Godfrey (1926–2004), painter and etcher, was born at the Royal Free Hospital, St Pancras, London, on 27 July 1926, the only child of Edwin Henry Coker, gold polisher and later manager of a wholesale confectionery company, and his wife, Elsie Violet, ...

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John Sell Cotman (1782–1842) by John Philip Davis, 1818 V&A Images, The Victoria and Albert Museum

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Cotman, John Sell (1782–1842), painter and etcher, was born on 16 May 1782 in the parish of St Mary Coslany, Norwich, the son of Edmund Cotman (1759–1843/4), hairdresser (later haberdasher) and his wife, Ann Sell (1763–1835). On 3 August 1793 he entered Norwich grammar school...

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Creed, Cary (bap. 1708, d. 1775), etcher and justice, was baptized on 25 November 1708, the son of Cary Creed (1688–1775) and his wife, Elizabeth (1689–1737), and grandson of John Creed, vicar of Castle Cary, Somerset. In the Dictionary of National Biography he was recorded as an artist. He etched and published a number of plates from the marble statues and bas-reliefs in the collection of the ...

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John Crome (1768–1821) by Denis Brownell Murphy, exh. Norwich Society of Artists 1821 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Crome, John (1768–1821), painter and etcher, was born on 22 December 1768 in Norwich, the son of John Crome, a publican and journeyman weaver, and his wife, Elizabeth. He was baptized on Christmas day in the church of St George, Tombland.

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See Cuit [Cuitt], George, the elder

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Brian Reade

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Dodd, Francis Edgar (1874–1949), painter and etcher, was born in Upper Park Street, Holyhead, Anglesey, on 29 November 1874, the third son of the Revd Benjamin Dodd, a Wesleyan Methodist minister who had once been a blacksmith, and his wife, Jane Frances, daughter of ...

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Francis Edgar Dodd (1874–1949) self-portrait © Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge

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L. H. Cust

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Dudley, Thomas (fl. 1678–1679), etcher, signs himself on one plate as 'quondam condicipulus W. Hollar' ('a former pupil of Wenceslaus Hollar'), and his plates are etched in a manner resembling, but greatly inferior to, his master's style. His most important work was a series of twenty-six etchings executed in 1678–9, representing the life of ...

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Dunstall, John (d. 1693), etcher, 'lived in the Strand, [and was] a small professor & teacher of drawing' (Vertue, Note books, 2.49). In his will, proved in 1693, Dunstall called himself 'schoolmaster'; this document refers also to his wife, Margaret, who survived him. Two signed drawings by him are in the ...