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Bevan [née Ackenhausen], Natalie Alice (1909–2007), artist, muse, and collector, was born on 22 May 1909 at 2 Pembroke Cottages, Edwardes Square, London, the elder daughter and eldest of three children of Kurt Bernhard Heinrich Carl Ackenhausen (1878/9–1954) and his wife, Alice Katherine Inchbold, ...

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Natalie Alice Bevan (1909–2007) by Mark Gertler, 1928 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Boydell, Josiah (1752–1817), artist and publisher, was born on 18 January 1752 at the Manor House, Hawarden, Flintshire, the fourth of nine children of Samuel Boydell (1727–1783), farmer, and his wife Ann, née Turner (1725–1764). Apprenticed in 1766 to his uncle, John Boydell...

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Richard Cosway (bap. 1742, d. 1821) self-portrait, c. 1790 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Cosway, Richard (bap. 1742, d. 1821), artist and collector, was baptized in the parish church of Oakford, near Tiverton, Devon, on 5 November 1742, shortly after his birth, the exact date of which is not known. His parents were named as Richard and ...

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Pond, Arthur (bap. 1701, d. 1758), artist and printseller, was baptized on 2 August 1701 in the parish church of St Magnus the Martyr, London. The oldest surviving son of John Pond (d. 1749), a wealthy surgeon of London Bridge, and his wife, ...

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Arthur Pond (bap. 1701, d. 1758) self-portrait, 1739 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Ricketts, Charles de Sousy (1866–1931), artist and art collector, was born on 2 October 1866 at Maison Turretine, Grand Quai, Geneva, Switzerland, the only son of Charles Robert Ricketts (1838–1883), a retired English naval officer, and Hélène Cornélie de Soucy (1833/4–1880), daughter of ...

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Charles de Sousy Ricketts (1866–1931) by Charles Haslewood Shannon, 1898 [The Man in the Inverness Cape] © National Portrait Gallery, London