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R. E. Graves

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Crawford, William (1822–1869), portrait and genre painter, was born at Ayr on 9 August 1822, the second son of Archibald Crawfurd or Crawford (1784–1843), poet and auctioneer, the author of such popular lyrics as 'Bonnie Mary Hay', and his wife, Catherine or Catharine Craig...


Fraser, Alexander George (1786–1865), genre and domestic painter, was born in Edinburgh on 7 April 1786. He studied painting under John Graham (1754–1817) at the academy of the trustees for the board of manufactures and fisheries in Edinburgh. His fellow pupils included William Allan (1782–1850)...


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 ...


Sir David Wilkie (1785–1841) self-portrait, 1805–6 Scottish National Portrait Gallery


Wilkie, Sir David (1785–1841), painter of genre, historical subjects, and portraits, was born on 18 November 1785 in the manse at Cults, in the parish of Pitlessie, Fife, where he was baptized on 4 December 1785, the third of the five children of the ...