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Abraham Darby

Overview page. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design — British History.

(1677–1717).

The founder of the great Shropshire iron industry, using local supplies of coal and iron. He was born in Worcestershire of a quaker family, apprenticed in Birmingham,...

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Anglo-Saxon art and architecture

Overview page. Subjects: Art — British History.

Now only survives fragmentarily and even what remains is not necessarily representative of what once existed. Our view of architecture, for example, is distorted by the near-total loss of...

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country houses

Overview page. Subjects: Art — British History.

The country house was the focal point and symbol of the ascendancy of the gentry in the period between the Glorious Revolution and the First World War. It no longer had military...

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Howard [née Hobart; other married name Berkeley], Henrietta, countess of Suffolk (c. 1688–1767), mistress of George II and architectural patron

Matthew Kilburn.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Financial Aspects of Art; British History; Modern History (1700 to 1945). 2557 words.

Howard [née Hobart; other married name Berkeley], Henrietta, countess of Suffolk (c. 1688–1767), mistress of George II and architectural patron, was the third daughter of Sir Henry Hobart,...

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Joseph Farington

Overview page. Subjects: Art — British History.

(1747–1821).

English landscape painter and draughtsman, Farington studied at the Royal Academy from its foundation in 1768. In 1921 his copious diary was discovered and revealed...

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Ramsay, Lady Patricia [formerly Princess Patricia of Connaught] (1886–1974), artist

Kenneth Rose.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art; British History; Modern History (1700 to 1945). 901 words.

Ramsay, Lady Patricia [formerly Princess Patricia of Connaught] (1886–1974), artist, was born Victoria Patricia Helena Elizabeth in London at Buckingham Palace on St Patrick's day, 17 March...

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Staffordshire

Overview page. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design — British History.

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...

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Whitehaven

Overview page. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design — British History.

English centre of pottery production. The clays of the Cumbrian coastal town of Whitehaven were first used for the commercial production of pottery in 1698, when a pipe factory was ...

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William Henry Fox Talbot

Overview page. Subjects: Photography and Photographs — British History.

(1800–77).

Pioneer of photography. A prosperous country gentleman from Lacock abbey (Wilts.), Talbot went to Harrow and Trinity College, Cambridge. An amateur scientist, in 1833 he...

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William McTaggart

Overview page. Subjects: Art — British History.

(1835–1910).

Painter. McTaggart was born in Kintyre (Strathclyde), in a poor labouring family. He studied in Glasgow and Edinburgh, meeting his expenses by painting portraits, and...

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