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Samuel Buck (1696–1779) by Richard Houston, pubd 1774 (after Joseph Highmore) [Buck brothers [left to right]: and Nathaniel Buck (1724-1759)] © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Buck, Samuel (1696–1779), topographical draughtsman, engraver, and print publisher, is usually said to have been born in Richmond, Yorkshire, though firm evidence of his birth place is lacking. Hauxwell, 4½ miles south of Richmond, has also been suggested. His father was living near ...

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Halfpenny, Joseph (1748–1811), topographical engraver and watercolour painter, was born on 9 October 1748 at Bishopthorpe, Yorkshire, where his father, Thomas Halfpenny, was gardener to the archbishop. He was apprenticed to a house-painter in York, where he lived in the parish of St Michael-le-Belfrey...

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Hearne, Thomas (1744–1817), watercolour painter and topographical draughtsman, was born at Marshfield in Gloucestershire on 22 September 1744, the only son of William Hearne (d. 1749) and his wife, Prudence (d. after 1797). After William Hearne's death his widow and young son moved to ...

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James Lambert (bap. 1725, d. 1788) by unknown artist The British Library

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Lambert, James (bap. 1725, d. 1788), watercolour painter and topographical artist, was baptized on 29 December 1725 at Willingdon, near Eastbourne, Sussex, the youngest of the eight children of John Lambert (1690–1764), a flax dresser, and his wife, Susan Bray (1687–1771), daughter of ...

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Nattes, John Claude (c. 1765–1839), topographical draughtsman and watercolour artist, lived in London for many years and also travelled widely throughout the British Isles and the continent. An engraved label on a watercolour exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1781 advertised his services as a teacher of drawing and perspective to the nobility and gentry. It also confirmed that ...

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Willyams, Cooper (1762–1816), topographer and artist, born in June 1762, probably at Plaistow House, Essex, was the only son of John Willyams (1707–1779), Royal Navy commander, and his wife, Anne, daughter of Sir Samuel Goodere, and first cousin of the actor and playwright ...