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Austen, Winifred Marie Louise (1876–1964), artist and illustrator, was born in Ramsgate, Kent, on 12 July 1876, the only daughter of Josiah Austin, a Cornish naval surgeon, and his wife, Fanny, née Mann. She altered the spelling of her surname from Austin to ...

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Barnard, Lambert (d. 1567/8), painter and calligrapher, may have been the son of a Dutch émigré rumoured to have come to England in the latter decades of the fifteenth century (Croft-Murray, 110), but further details of his parents and place of birth are unknown. He was perhaps born in the early 1490s, as his son ...

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Bowen, Denis Arthur (1921–2006), painter, was born on 5 April 1921 at Zantespans Drift Farm, near Kimberley, South Africa, one of two sons and two daughters of Alan Bowen, a farmer originally from Cardigan, and his wife, Bertha, née Jones. Orphaned young, he went to ...

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Hablot Knight Browne (1815–1882) by unknown engraver courtesy Charles Dickens Museum

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Browne, Hablot Knight [pseud. Phiz] (1815–1882), artist and illustrator, was born in Lower Kennington Lane, London, in June or July 1815 and baptized on 21 December 1815 at St Mary's, Lambeth; he was said to be the ninth son of William Loder Browne (1771–1855)...

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Buckett, Rowland (bap. 1571, d. 1639), decorative painter and joiner, the son of Mighell (or Michael) Buckett, a Dutch- or German-born cordwainer, was baptized at St Clement Danes, London, on 25 November 1571. Buckett became a prominent member of the Painter–Stainers' Company of ...

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Henry William Bunbury (1750–1811) by Thomas Ryder, pubd 1789 (after Sir Thomas Lawrence, c. 1788) [notating his Long Minuet] © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bunbury, Henry William (1750–1811), artist and caricaturist, was born on 1 July 1750 at the Manor House, Mildenhall, Suffolk, the second son of the Revd Sir William Bunbury, fifth baronet (c.1710–1764) and vicar of Mildenhall, and his wife, Eleanor (d...

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Randolph Caldecott (1846–1886) self-portrait, 1884 Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums Collections

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Caldecott, Randolph (1846–1886), artist and book illustrator, was born at 150 Bridge Street, Chester, on 22 March 1846, the son of John Caldecott, a hatter and tailor who was also a pioneer of modern accounting, and his wife, Mary Dinah Brookes. He was educated at ...

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Carter [née Vavasour], Ellen (bap. 1762, d. 1815), artist and book illustrator, was baptized at St Olave's Church, York, on 16 May 1762. She was the daughter of Walter Vavasour, a country gentleman whose estate was in Weston, Yorkshire, and Ellen, his wife, daughter of ...

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Harris, John (1791–1873), artist and facsimilist, was born on 17 November 1791 in Kennington, London, the son of the watercolour painter John Harris (1767–1832), with whom he has often been confused. His grandfather was the entomologist and illustrator Moses Harris.

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Hatton, Brian (1887–1916), artist, was born at Carlton Villas, Whitecross Road, Hereford, on 12 August 1887, the only son and eldest child of Alfred Hatton (1856–1933) and his wife Amelia, née Keay (1864–1909). He had two younger sisters, Ailsa Marr (1893–1949) and Marjorie (1895–1981)...

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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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Thomas Patch (bap. 1725, d. 1782) by self-portrait, 1760–69 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Patch, Thomas (bap. 1725, d. 1782), artist and physiognomist, was baptized on 31 March 1725 at St Paul's, Exeter, the second of the three children of John Patch (1691–1746), a surgeon, and his wife, Hannah Miller. He studied medicine in Exeter and in ...

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Pettiward, Roger Gamelyn [pseud. Paul Crum] (1906–1942), artist, was born at Onehouse Lodge, Onehouse, near Stowmarket, Suffolk, on 25 November 1906 into a well-to-do landowning family. Roger Pettiward was the eldest son in the family of two sons and two daughters of ...

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Elizabeth Eleanor Siddal (1829–1862) by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1860 © Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge

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Siddal, Elizabeth Eleanor (1829–1862), painter, was born at 7 Charles Street, Hatton Gardens, Holborn, London, on 25 July 1829, the third of eight children of Charles Siddall (d. 1859), ironmonger, and his wife, Elizabeth Eleanor Evans (d. 1892). Of respectable working-class background with some pretensions to gentility, without formal education, she nevertheless possessed an instinctive refinement of manner. Her deportment, said to be '...

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John Roddam Spencer Stanhope (1829–1908) by Lewis Carroll [C. L. Dodgson], 1857 © National Portrait Gallery, London