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William Constable (1783–1861) self-portrait, c. 1845 Philippe Garner collection


Constable, William (1783–1861), traveller and photographer, was born on 5 April 1783 at Tedhams, Horley Mill, Horley, Surrey, the fifth child in the family of seven sons and two daughters of James Constable (1749–1838), miller and country shopkeeper of Horley, and his wife, ...


Jones, Calvert Richard (1802–1877), marine painter, traveller, and photographer, was born on 4 December 1802 at ‘Veranda’, near Swansea, the eldest of the five children of Calvert Jones (d. 1847), a civic leader, and his wife, Prudence Sproule. In 1823 he obtained a first-class degree in mathematics from ...


Thomson, John (1837–1921), photographer and travel writer, was born on 14 June 1837 at Portland Place, Edinburgh, the third of the four children to survive infancy of William Thomson (1794–c.1870), tobacconist, and his wife, Isabella Newlands (1801–1863). His early education is unknown, but by 1851 he had become an apprenticed optician in ...