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Foster, (Myles) Birket (1825–1899), painter and illustrator

Jan Reynolds

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Foster, (Myles) Birket (1825–1899), painter and illustrator, was born at 2 Rosella Place, North Shields, Northumberland, on 4 February 1825, fifth son of Myles Birket Foster (1785–1861) and his wife, Ann (1790–1884), daughter of Joseph King of Newcastle upon Tyne. Both parents came from prosperous north country families, staunch adherents of the ...

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Subjects: Drawing and Pastels ; Painting

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