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date: 26 October 2020

Sowerby, Jameslocked

(1757–1822)
  • R. J. Cleevely

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Sowerby, James (1757–1822), natural history artist, publisher, and collector, was born on 21 March 1757, at 2 Bolt-in-Tun Passage, Fleet Street, London, the son of John Sowerby (1719–1766), a lapidary, and his wife, Arabella Goodred (1722–1782). He was educated at a day school, where he often made models during his lessons that he could sell. When he was fourteen friends provided ...

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