Reference Entry

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:


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 ...

Reference Entry.  1551 words. 

Subjects: Biographical Studies ; History

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