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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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L. H. Cust

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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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J. M. Gray

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Geddes, Andrew (1783–1844), painter and etcher, was born on 5 April 1783 at St Patrick Street, Edinburgh, and baptized on 16 April at St Cuthbert's Church, Edinburgh, the second of the six children, and only son, of David Geddes (who died at 18 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh...

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Green, William (1760–1823), landscape painter and etcher, was born on 25 August 1760, at 3 Windmill Street, Lad Lane, Deansgate, Manchester, the son of Joshua Green (b. 1725), schoolmaster, and his wife, Catherine Simpson (1734–1760). Initially his father's pupil, he later attended ...

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Haig, Axel Herman (1835–1921), etcher and architectural draughtsman, was born at Katthammarsvik, on the Swedish island of Gotland, on 10 November 1835, the son of Axel Hägg (1804–1872), a local landowner and timber merchant, and his wife, Anna Margreta Lindström (1807–1891). From 1850 he studied shipbuilding in the government dockyard at ...

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Charles Samuel Keene (1823–1891) by Horace Harral, 1860s © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Keene, Charles Samuel (1823–1891), illustrator and etcher, was born in Duvals Lane, Hornsey, Middlesex, on 10 August 1823, one of the sons of Samuel Browne Keene (d. 1838), a solicitor of Furnival's Inn, London, and Ipswich, and Mary Sparrow (d. 1881)...

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Lodge, William (1649–1689), etcher and landscape draughtsman, born on 4 July 1649 at Leeds, the son of William Lodge and his wife, Elizabeth Sykes, came from families of merchants in the cloth trade; his mother's grandfather, Richard Sykes, was one of the first aldermen of ...

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John Hamilton Mortimer (1740–1779) self-portrait, c. 1775–8 [Self-Portrait in Character] Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

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Mortimer, John Hamilton (1740–1779), painter and etcher, was born on 17 September 1740 in Eastbourne, Sussex, the fifth and youngest child of Thomas Mortimer (1697–1774), a mill owner and customs officer, and his wife, Catherine, née Smith (d. 1746). Little is known of ...

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W. W. Wroth

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Owen, Edward Pryce (1788–1863), artist and etcher, born on 3 March 1788, was the only son of Hugh Owen (1760–1827), curate of Berwick, Shropshire, and his wife, Harriet, née Jeffreys. He was educated from 1806 at St John's College, Cambridge, where he graduated BA in 1810 and MA in 1816. He was ordained deacon at ...

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Samuel Palmer (1805–1881) self-portrait, c. 1824–8 Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

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Palmer, Samuel (1805–1881), landscape painter and etcher, was born on 27 January 1805, at Surrey Square, Newington, London, the eldest child of Samuel Palmer (1775–1848) and Martha Giles (1778–1818), who were married on 12 October 1803. The Palmers were an upper-middle-class family, who had in the eighteenth century been prosperous feltmakers in the ...

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Stannard, Joseph (1797–1830), marine and landscape painter and etcher, was born on 13 September 1797 in Norwich, and baptized on 17 September at the church of St Michael at Plea, the eldest son of Abraham Stannard (1765–1838), landlord of a public house, and his wife, ...

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Tayler, (John) Frederick (1802–1889), watercolour painter and etcher, was born at Borehamwood in Hertfordshire on 30 April 1802 and was baptized at Elstree on 2 June 1802, at Borehamwood in Hertfordshire, one of seventeen children of Archdale Wilson Tayler (1759-1814) and his wife ...

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Walker, Anthony (1726–1765), etcher and engraver, was born at Thirsk, Yorkshire, and baptized there on 19 March 1726, the son of John Walker (d. 1763), an exciseman; he was apparently the sixth son in a family of ten children. Having been apprenticed in the ...