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Briggs, Henry Perronet (1791–1844), antiquary and subject painter, was born at Walworth, London, the son of John Hobart Briggs (bap. 1760), who held a lucrative position in the Post Office, and his wife, Mary, née Oldham. He was named after his great-grandfather the Methodist minister ...


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Clater, Thomas (1786/7–1867), genre painter, was baptized on 9 June 1789 at East Retford, Nottinghamshire, the third son of Francis Clater (bap. 1754?, d. 1823), farrier and veterinary writer, and his wife, Anne or Annie.

Clater became a student at the Royal Academy Schools, London...