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Anne Gilchrist

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Betham, (Mary) Matilda (1776–1852), writer and miniature painter, was baptized on 1 January 1777 at Haceby, Lincolnshire, the eldest of the fifteen children of the Revd William Betham (1749–1839) and his wife, Mary, née Damant (1752/3–1839), the former wife of Whittocke Planque. In a letter (1840) to ...


Bowyer, Robert (1758–1834), miniature painter and publisher, was born in Portsmouth, the son of Amos Bowyer, a shipwright, and his wife, Betty Ann. He was baptized there on 18 June 1758. He served first as a clerk to a merchant in Portsmouth and then in ...


Thomas Flatman (1635–1688) attrib. Thomas Flatman (self-portrait), c. 1660 © National Portrait Gallery, London


Flatman, Thomas (1635–1688), miniature painter and man of letters, is said to have been the son of a clerk in the court of chancery. According to his horoscope he was born on 21 February 1635 (Bodleian Quarterly Record, 8) in either ...