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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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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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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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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 '...