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Ernest Radford

revised by Raymond Lister

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

revised by Kenneth McConkey

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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George Cole (1810–1883) by unknown engraver, pubd 1883 (after Henry van der Weyde) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Cole, George (1810–1883), landscape and animal painter, was born on 15 January 1810 in London, the second child and only son of James Cole (1772–1847) and Elizabeth Parker (d. 1819). Information about his early life is scanty: according to his grandson, Rex Vicat Cole...

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Collins, William John Thomas (1788–1847), landscape and genre painter, was born on 18 September 1788 at Great Titchfield Street, London. He was one of three children; an elder sister died before his birth and his younger brother, Francis, predeceased him in 1833. His father, ...

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Daniell, Samuel (1775–1811), landscape and animal painter and traveller, was the second son of William Daniell (d. 1779), innkeeper of The Swan at Chertsey, and his wife, Sarah. Samuel was the younger brother of William Daniell RA (1769–1837), and nephew of Thomas Daniell RA FRS (1749–1840)...

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Kennedy, William Denholm (1813–1865), historical genre and landscape painter, was born at Dumfries on 16 June 1813; he received his early education at Edinburgh. At seventeen he moved to London where he entered the Royal Academy Schools in 1833. His lifelong friendship with the artist ...

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B. S. Long

revised by Anne Pimlott Baker

King, Haynes (1831–1904), landscape and genre painter, was born in December 1831 in Barbados, the son of Robert Morgan King and his wife, Maria. He went to London in 1854 and studied at Leigh's academy (afterwards Heatherley's) in Newman Street. He first exhibited in 1857 at the ...

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Logsdail, William (1859–1944), artist, was born on 25 May 1859 at 19 Minster Yard, Lincoln, the fifth of seven children of George Logsdail (1827–1905), verger at Lincoln Cathedral, and his wife, Mary Ann (May), née Jessop (1826–1905). From an early age Logsdail was inspired by the architecture of the cathedral and the city of ...

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George Morland (1763–1804) self-portrait, c. 1795 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Morland, George (1763–1804), landscape and genre painter, was born on 26 June 1763 at the Haymarket, London, the eldest of the six children of Henry Robert Morland (1716x19–1797), painter, engraver, and art dealer, and his wife, Jenny or Jane Lacam (fl. 1740–1780)...

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Waterlow, Sir Ernest Albert (1850–1919), landscape and animal painter, was born at 21 York Place, City Road, Islington, London, on 24 May 1850, the son of Albert Crakell Waterlow, stationer, and his wife, Maria Corfs. He was the nephew of Sir Sydney Hedley Waterlow, ...

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John Wootton (1681/22–1764) by Bernard (III) Lens, c. 1720 private collection. Photograph courtesy of the Holburne Museum of Art, Bath

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Wootton, John (1681/2–1764), landscape painter and sporting artist, was born in Snitterfield, Warwickshire, and may have been the John Wootton who was baptized on 13 June 1684 at Hampton Lucy, Warwickshire, the son of Thomas Wootten and his wife, Elizabeth. Of his early years, virtually nothing is known beyond his presumed service as a page to ...