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Bowyer, Robert (1758–1834), miniature painter and publisher

Deborah Graham-Vernon.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Drawing and Pastels; Painting; Publishing. 1124 words.

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...

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Doolittle, Amos

Kate Steinway.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Prints and Printmaking; Drawing and Pastels; Painting; Publishing. 977 words.

Doolittle, Amos (18 May 1754–31 January 1832), engraver, was born in Cheshire, Connecticut, the son of Ambrose Doolittle and Martha Munson (occupations unknown). Doolittle apprenticed under...

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Ford, Michael (d. 1765), painter and printseller

Timothy Clayton and Anita McConnell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Financial Aspects of Art; Drawing and Pastels; Painting; Publishing. 359 words.

Ford, Michael (d. 1765), painter and printseller, was a native of Dublin and a pupil of the mezzotint engraver and printseller John Brooks. Ford, who styled himself ‘painter’, commissioned...

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Johnston, Thomas

Ronald D. Rarick.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Instrument-building Firms; Publishing; Prints and Printmaking; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 1153 words.

Johnston, Thomas (1708?–08 May 1767), engraver, organ builder, and decorative painter, was a prominent . His parentage and place of birth are unknown. Several artists and artisans named...

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Nodder, Frederick Polydore (fl. 1773–1800), botanical artist and publisher

Lucy Peltz.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Drawing and Pastels; Painting; Science and Mathematics; Financial Aspects of Art; Publishing. 495 words.

Nodder, Frederick Polydore (fl. 1773–1800), botanical artist and publisher, is said to have been of German extraction, but nothing certain is known of his birth or early life. He is first...

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Peake, William (c. 1580–1639)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Financial Aspects of Art; Drawing and Pastels; Painting; Publishing. 4 words.

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Sowerby, James (1757–1822), natural history artist, publisher, and collector

R. J. Cleevely.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Drawing and Pastels; Painting; Education; Financial Aspects of Art; Natural History; Publishing. 1606 words.

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),...

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Tanner, Benjamin

Ann T. Keene.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Prints and Printmaking; Publishing; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 624 words.

Tanner, Benjamin (27 March 1775–14 November 1848), engraver, was born in New York City. Little is known of his early life except for his childhood aptitude in drawing, which led to an...

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