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Beechey, Henry William (1788/9–1862), painter and explorer, was born probably at 37 Hill Street, Berkeley Square, London, the eldest son of the portrait painter Sir William Beechey (1753–1839) and his first wife. Nothing is known of his education. In August 1815 he became secretary to ...

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Cursiter, Stanley (1887–1976), painter, museum director, and cartographer, was born on 29 April 1887 at Kirkwall, Orkney, the fourth of four children of John Scott Cursiter (1850–1896), baker and spirit merchant, and his wife, Mary Johan, daughter of John Thomson of Newark in ...

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Lambert, John (b. c. 1775, d. in or after 1811), traveller and painter in Canada, was born in England. In 1806 he went to Lower Canada with his uncle James Campbell, who had been sent by the privy council committee for trade to promote the cultivation of hemp in the colony after established supplies from ...

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Marianne North (1830–1890) by unknown photographer ? Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: reproduced by kind permission of the Director and the Board of Trustees

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North, Marianne (1830–1890), painter and traveller, was born at Hastings on 24 October 1830, the second child and elder daughter of Frederick North MP, descendant of Roger North, and his wife, Janet, eldest daughter of Sir John Marjoribanks and widow of Robert Shuttleworth...

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White, John (fl. 1577–1593), colonist and painter, was apparently of modest Cornish gentry origins. His early and later life remain obscure, owing largely to the commonness of his name. He rose to prominence on the basis of his artistic talent and zeal for American colonization. His watercolour images of Native Americans in the late sixteenth century were exceptional for his era and unsurpassed as a visual record of south-eastern tribal life until the advent of photography....