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Maria Louisa Catherine Cecilia Cosway, Baroness Cosway in the nobility of the Austrian empire (1760–1838) by Valentine Green, pubd 1787 (after self-portrait) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Cosway [née Hadfield], Maria Louisa Catherine Cecilia, Baroness Cosway in the nobility of the Austrian empire (1760–1838), history painter and educationist, was born at her father's hotel, Hadfield's (or Carlo's), Lungarno Capponi, Florence, on 17 July 1760, the eldest of five surviving children of ...

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Dyce, William (1806–1864), painter and educationist, the fifth of fourteen children of William Dyce (1770–1836), a lecturer in medicine at Marischal College, was born on 19 September 1806 at 48 Marischal Street, Aberdeen. His mother was Margaret, daughter of James Chalmers of Westburn...

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William Dyce (1806–1864) by John Partridge, 1825 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Horrabin, James Francis [Frank] (1884–1962), socialist educator and cartoonist, was born at 12 Cromwell Road, Peterborough, on 1 November 1884, the eldest son of James Woodhouse Horrabin (d. 1937), a commercial traveller and later cutler, from Sheffield, and his wife, Mary Pinney (...

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Johnstone, William (1897–1981), painter and art educationist, was born on 8 June 1897 at his parents' house above their butcher's shop in Main Street, Denholm, Roxburghshire, the only son and youngest of the three children of William Johnstone (1855–1938), farmer and butcher, and his wife, ...

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Francis Henry Newbery (1855–1946) by Maurice Greiffenhagen, 1913 Glasgow Museums: Art Gallery & Museum, Kelvingrove

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Newbery, Francis Henry [Fra] (1855–1946), art educationist and painter, was born on 15 May 1855 in Membury, Devon, the second son and third of the six children of William Newbery (c.1824–1897), a shoemaker born in Stockland, Devon, and his wife, Mary Elliot (...

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Youngman, Nancy Mayhew [Nan] (1906–1995), painter and art educationist, was born in Lensfield House, Maidstone, Kent, on 28 June 1906, the daughter of John Henry Youngman (1868?–c.1948), a partner in the corn merchants Bradley, Taylor, and Youngman, and his wife, Adelaide Edith (Bida), ...

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Nancy Mayhew Youngman (1906–1995) self-portrait, 1948 © reserved; private collection / Photograph © Nat Rea