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Buckett, Rowland (bap. 1571, d. 1639), decorative painter and joiner, the son of Mighell (or Michael) Buckett, a Dutch- or German-born cordwainer, was baptized at St Clement Danes, London, on 25 November 1571. Buckett became a prominent member of the Painter–Stainers' Company of ...

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Christmas family (per. c. 1610–c. 1640), sculptors, woodcarvers, and pageant artificers, were active in London. Gerard Christmas (bap. 1576, d. 1634) was born into a family that lived on the eastern edge of the City of London and may have come from ...

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John Flaxman (1755–1826) by George Romney, 1795 [, modelling the bust of William Hayley (1745-1820)] © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Flaxman, John (1755–1826), sculptor, decorative designer, and illustrator, was born on 6 July 1755 in York, the second son of three children of John Flaxman (1726–1795), a minor sculptor and producer of plaster casts and models, and his first wife, formerly Miss Lee (...

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Gibbons, Grinling (1648–1721), woodcarver and sculptor, was born on 14 April 1648 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, one of four known children of James Gibbons (fl. 1637–1659), draper, and Elizabeth Grinling (fl. 1637–1659). Both his parents were English. James Gibbons had been admitted to the freedom of the ...

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Grinling Gibbons (1648–1721) by Sir Godfrey Kneller, c. 1690 The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

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Poole, Monica Mary (1921–2003), wood-engraver, was born on 20 May 1921 at 43 Whitstable Road, Canterbury, Kent, the younger daughter of Charles Reginald Poole, a bank clerk, and his wife, Gladys Aline, née Haskell. Her sister died at the age of seven as the family was moving to ...

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Robert Thompson (1876–1955) by unknown photographer, c. 1950 by kind permission of Robert Thompson's Craftsmen Ltd

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Thompson, Robert [known as the Mouseman of Kilburn] (1876–1955), woodcarver, was born on 7 May 1876 at Kilburn Hall, Kilburn, in the North Riding of Yorkshire, the sixth son and seventh of the eight children of John Thompson (c.1832–1895), village joiner, and his wife, ...