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Walton, Elijah

Sarah Wimbush

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/28650

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Walton, Elijah (1832–1880), landscape painter, was born on 22 November 1832 in Birmingham, the son of Elijah Samuel Walton and his wife, Mary Ann Lees. Walton's father was a tailor and his mother a straw bonnet maker, and money was scarce. However, he showed an early talent for art, and, aided most probably by a local benefactress, he studied at the ...

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Subjects: Drawing and Pastels ; Painting

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