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Sandra Betty Blow (1925–2006) by Roger Mayne, 1966 © Roger Mayne / National Portrait Gallery, London

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Blow, Sandra Betty (1925–2006), painter and collagist, was born on 14 September 1925, at 64 Manor Road, Stoke Newington, London, the only daughter of Jacob (Jack) Blow, a fruit wholesaler at Spitalfields market in Shoreditch, and his wife, Leah (Lily), née Rubinstein. She was of Jewish descent. Her brothers, ...

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Jane Morris (1839–1914) by unknown photographer, 1865 St Bride Printing Library

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Morris [née Burden], Jane (1839–1914), embroiderer and artist's model, was born in Oxford on 19 October 1839, the daughter of Robert Burden (d. 1865), a stablehand in Oxford, and his wife, Ann Maizey (d. 1871). Little is known of her childhood, but it was clearly one of poverty and deprivation....

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Smart, George (1775/6–1846), tailor and textile artist, was famously associated with the village of Frant in Sussex, near Tunbridge Wells, living there most of his life and often being referred to as ‘the tailor of Frant’. The George Smart who was buried in ...

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Tutill, George (1817–1887), banner and regalia maker, was born on 16 April 1817 in Howden, Yorkshire, and baptized there on 19 April, the son of Thomas Tutill (1775/6–1860), corn miller, and his wife, Elizabeth Richardson (1789/90–1859), who is said to have been a regalia apron maker. He had at least one sister, ...