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Benjamin Robert Haydon

Benjamin Robert Haydon  

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(1786–1846).A historical painter, born in Plymouth, the son of a painter and publisher, Haydon is now chiefly remembered for his Autobiography and Memoirs, published in 1853.
Guido Reni

Guido Reni  

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(b Bologna, 4 Nov. 1575; d Bologna, 18 Aug. 1642).Bolognese painter, draughtsman, and occasional etcher. From about 1584 to 1593 he was a pupil of Calvaert, then transferred to the academy run by the ...
Henry Fuseli

Henry Fuseli  

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(1741–1825),Swiss artist who came to England in 1764; after studying in Rome (1770–8) he settled in London. His fascination with the sublime and the supernatural expressed itself in many paintings ...
Old Bailey

Old Bailey  

The Central Criminal Court, London. It takes its popular name from the road on which it stands, the Old Bailey, which follows an old fortified wall or ‘bailey’. The Court ...
Samuel Palmer

Samuel Palmer  

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(b London, 27 Jan. 1805; d Redhill, Surrey, 24 May. 1881).English landscape painter (mainly in watercolour) and etcher. He was precocious, first exhibiting at the Royal Academy when he was only 14. ...
Sir Edwin Landseer

Sir Edwin Landseer  

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(b London, 7 Mar 1802 or 1803; d London, 1 Oct. 1873).English painter, sculptor, and engraver, mainly of animal subjects. He was the son of an engraver and writer, John Landseer (1769–1852), and was ...
Sir John Everett Millais

Sir John Everett Millais  

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(b Southampton, 8 June 1829; d London, 13 Aug. 1896).English painter and book illustrator. A child prodigy who was hard-working as well as naturally gifted, he became the youngest ...
Staffordshire

Staffordshire  

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Is one of the counties most affected by the industrial revolution. The county town has never dominated the shire. In pre‐Conquest days, it was overshadowed by Tamworth and Lichfield, in modern times ...
virtue

virtue  

A quality considered morally good or desirable in a person; the important virtues are traditionally the four cardinal virtues (see cardinal 2), justice, prudence, temperance, and fortitude, valued by ...
William Hogarth

William Hogarth  

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(b London, 10 Nov. 1697; d London, 25/26 Oct. 1764).English painter and engraver, the outstanding British artist of his period. During his childhood, his father, a schoolteacher, was imprisoned for ...

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