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Boothby, Penelope (1785–1791), artist's model and subject of poetry  

Rosemary Mitchell

Boothby, Penelope (1785–1791), artist's model and subject of poetry, was born at Lichfield, Staffordshire, on 11 April 1785, the daughter of Sir Brooke Boothby, seventh baronet (1744–1824), and his wife, Susanna (1755–1822), daughter and sole heir of Robert Bristoe or Bristow of Micheldever, Hampshire...

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Boothby, Penelope (1785–1791)  

Maker: Joshua Reynolds

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Penelope Boothby (1785–1791) by Joshua Reynolds, 1788 private collection

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Buchinger, Matthias (1674–1739)  

Maker: unknown artist

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Matthias Buchinger (1674–1739) by unknown artist, late 18th cent. (after self-portrait) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Buchinger, Matthias [Matthew] (1674–1739), artist  

David Turner

Buchinger, Matthias [Matthew] (1674–1739), artist, was born on 2 June 1674 at Ansbach, near Nuremberg; details of his parents are unknown. He was born without hands, feet, lower legs, or thighs and in his life never grew taller than 29 inches. Although such symptoms might today be diagnosed as phocomelia, his impairments were attributed at the time to a fright suffered by his mother during pregnancy. He was the youngest of nine children and, according to a biography published in the ...

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Buckler, John (1770–1851), artist and architect  

Geoffrey Tyack

Buckler, John (1770–1851), artist and architect, was born on 30 November 1770 at Calbourne, Isle of Wight, and baptized there at All Saints' Church on 27 December, the eldest son of Edward Buckler (1741–1792) and his wife, Hannah (1745–1809), daughter of William Jacob...

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Cornforth [other married names Hughes, Schott], Fanny [née Sarah Cox] (1835–1909), artists' model and intimate companion of Dante Gabriel Rossetti  

Christopher Whittick

Cornforth [other married names Hughes, Schott], Fanny [née Sarah Cox] (1835–1909), artists' model and intimate companion of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, was born at Steyning, Sussex, on 3 January 1835, and baptized there on 1 February 1835, the daughter of William Cox (...

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Fanny Cornforth [Sarah Cox] (1835–1909) by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, c. 1860 Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

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D'Orsay, Gédéon Gaspard Alfred de Grimaud [Alfred Guillaume Gabriel], styled Count D'Orsay (1801–1852), artist and dandy  

Kathryn M. Burton

D'Orsay, Gédéon Gaspard Alfred de Grimaud [Alfred Guillaume Gabriel], styled Count D'Orsay (1801–1852), artist and dandy, was born in Paris on 4 September 1801, second son of Albert, Count D'Orsay, a general in Napoleon's grand armée, and Eleanore de Franquemont, an illegitimate daughter of the ...

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D'Orsay, Gédéon Gaspard Alfred de Grimaud, styled Count D'Orsay (1801–1852)  

Maker: Sir George Hayter

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Gédéon Gaspard Alfred de Grimaud D'Orsay, styled Count D'Orsay (1801–1852) by Sir George Hayter, 1839 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Dunthorne, John (bap. 1770, d. 1844), artist and early mentor of John Constable  

Judy Crosby Ivy

Dunthorne, John (bap. 1770, d. 1844), artist and early mentor of John Constable, was baptized on 11 February 1770 in Great Whelnetham, Suffolk, the eldest of four children of James Dunthorne (c.1725–1792) and his second wife, Ann Mingay (c.1750–1832)...

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Hale, Kathleen (1898–2000)  

Maker: Kurt Hutton

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Kathleen Hale (1898–2000) by Kurt Hutton, 1949 Getty Images – Kurt Hutton

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Hale, Kathleen (1898–2000), artist and writer  

Peter Parker

Hale, Kathleen (1898–2000), artist and writer, was born on 24 May 1898 at her family's holiday house, St Bede's, Broughton, Lanarkshire, the youngest of the three children of Charles Edward Hale (1859–1903), a travelling agent for Chappell pianos, and his wife, Ethel Alice Aylmer (1868–1965)...

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Hamilton, Emma, Lady Hamilton (bap. 1765, d. 1815)  

Maker: George Romney

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Emma Hamilton, Lady Hamilton (bap. 1765, d. 1815) by George Romney, 1782–6 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hamilton [née Lyon], Emma, Lady Hamilton (bap. 1765, d. 1815), social celebrity and artist's model  

Tom Pocock

Hamilton [née Lyon], Emma, Lady Hamilton (bap. 1765, d. 1815), social celebrity and artist's model, was born at Ness, Cheshire, and baptized nearby at Great Neston on 12 May 1765. One month later her father, Henry Lyon, an illiterate blacksmith, died and she was thereafter brought up by her mother, ...

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Hamilton, Emma, Lady Hamilton (bap. 1765, d. 1815)  

Maker: George Romney

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Emma Hamilton, Lady Hamilton (bap. 1765, d. 1815) by George Romney, 1782–6 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Moulton, Sarah Goodin Barrett (1783–1795)  

Maker: Sir Thomas Lawrence

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Sarah Goodin Barrett Moulton (1783–1795) by Sir Thomas Lawrence, 1794 [Pinkie] courtesy of the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California

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Moulton, Sarah Goodin Barrett [nicknamed Pinkie] (1783–1795), subject of a painting by Thomas Lawrence  

Kate Retford

Moulton, Sarah Goodin Barrett [nicknamed Pinkie] (1783–1795), subject of a painting by Thomas Lawrence, was born on 22 March 1783 at Little River, St James's, Jamaica. She was the only daughter and eldest of the four children of Charles Moulton (d...

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Sheffield, Robert, marquess of Normanby (1711–1715)  

Maker: unknown artist

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Robert Sheffield, marquess of Normanby (1711–1715) by unknown artist, 1721? © Dean and Chapter of Westminster

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Sheffield, Robert, marquess of Normanby (1711–1715), subject of a memorial effigy  

Matthew Kilburn

Sheffield, Robert, marquess of Normanby (1711–1715), subject of a memorial effigy, was born on 11 December 1711, probably at Buckingham House (now Buckingham Palace), Westminster, the second son of John Sheffield, first duke of Buckingham and Normanby (1647–1721), and his third wife, Katherine, ...

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