Knapton, George (1698–1778), painter and art connoisseur, was born in London, the son or nephew of the bookseller and publisher James Knapton (d. 1736). Between 1715 and 1722 he studied under Jonathan Richardson the elder, whose writings on art were published by ...
Wallis, Henry (1830–1916), painter and ceramics expert, was born in London on 21 February 1830. His father's name and occupation are unknown. When in 1845 his mother, Mary Anne Thomas, married Andrew Wallis, a prosperous London property owner, Henry took his stepfather's surname....