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Ansdell, Richard (1815–1885), animal painter, son of Thomas Griffith Ansdell, block maker, and his wife, Ann, was born in Liverpool on 11 May 1815 and baptized on 5 July at St Peter's Church, Liverpool. He attended the Blue Coat School, Liverpool—whose assembled governors he later painted, in 1845 (...

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Backhouse [née Holden], Margaret (bap. 1818, d. 1896), portrait and genre painter, one of several children of the Revd Henry Augustus Holden (1785–1870) and his wife, Mary Willetts (1790/91–1869), was born at Summer Hill, near Birmingham, and baptized on 28 September 1818 at ...

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Barker, Thomas Jones (1813–1882), war and portrait painter, was born on 19 April 1813 at Bath, Somerset, the eldest son and fifth child of Thomas Barker (1767–1847) of Bath, painter and lithographer, and his wife, Priscilla, née Jones. Educated at Heckingham College, he was taught to paint by his father. From 1834 he studied in ...

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Barraud, William (bap. 1810, d. 1850), animal painter, was baptized on 4 April 1810 at St Mary's Church, Lambeth, London, one of the seventeen children of William Francis Barraud (bap. 1783, d. 1833), a clerk in the custom house, and his wife, ...

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Bird, Edward (1772–1819), genre and history painter, was born in Cat Yard, Berry Street, Wolverhampton, on 12 April 1772 and baptized there the same day, one of the many children of a local carpenter (d. c.1810). After attending the free grammar school he was apprenticed at the age of thirteen as a japanning artist to the firm of ...

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Bogdani, Jacob (1658–1724), still-life and bird painter, was born on 6 May 1658 in Eperjes, upper Hungary, the son of Lucas Bogdani (fl. 1656–1684), painter, and his wife, Susanna. He was educated at the Felsőmagyarországi Evangélikusok Kollégiuma, Eperjes, and probably became his father's pupil. By 1684 he was in ...

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Bolton, James (bap. 1735, d. 1799), natural history artist and mycologist, was baptized on 23 November 1735; he was probably born on a farm in the Calder valley, Yorkshire. He was the younger son of a weaver, William Bolton (or Boulton). His elder brother, ...

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Boyce [married name Wells], Joanna Mary (1831–1861), genre painter, daughter of George John Boyce (d. 1853) and his wife, Anne Price, and younger sister of the watercolourist George Price Boyce (1826–1897), was born in Gray's Inn Terrace, Bloomsbury, London, on 7 December 1831. ...

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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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Elizabeth Southerden Butler, Lady Butler (1846–1933) self-portrait, 1869 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Butler [née Thompson], Elizabeth Southerden, Lady Butler (1846–1933), military painter, was born on 3 November 1846 at Villa Claremont, Lausanne, Switzerland, the elder daughter of Thomas James Thompson (1812–1881) and his second wife, Christiana Weller (1825–1910). Unusually, her education and that of her sister, the poet and essayist ...

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Margaret Sarah Carpenter (1793–1872) self-portrait, 1817 © Copyright The British Museum

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Carpenter [née Geddes], Margaret Sarah (1793–1872), portrait and genre painter, was born on 1 February 1793 at Salisbury, Wiltshire, where she was baptized at St Thomas's Church on 7 June 1793, the second of six children of Alexander Geddes (1763–1843), retired army officer, and his wife, ...

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Ernest Radford

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Chalon, John James (1778–1854), landscape and genre painter, was born at Geneva, Switzerland, on 27 March 1778, of a French protestant family resident there since the revocation of the edict of Nantes. In 1789 the family came to England and Chalon's father, Jean Chalon...

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A. F. Sieveking

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Charles, James Henry (1851–1906), landscape and genre painter, was born at Warrington, Lancashire, on 5 January 1851. His ancestors, who were French, settled originally at Caernarfon and owned fishing and cargo boats which traded with Anglesey. His father, Richard Charles (1823–1893), was a draughtsman and cabinet-maker who designed the mayor of ...

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L. H. Cust

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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...

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L. H. Cust

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Clay, Alfred Borron (1831–1868), historical genre painter, was born on 3 June 1831 at Walton-le-Dale, near Preston, Lancashire, the second son of John Clay (1796–1858), chaplain of Preston gaol, and his wife, Henrietta Fielding (d. 1858). He was educated at the grammar school in ...