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Ancestry.com. Lives of Eminent British Artists, 1830 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
Original data: Cunningham, Allan. The Lives of the Most Eminent British Painters, Sculptors, and Architects. Vol. I-VI. London, England: John Murray, 1830.

About Lives of Eminent British Artists, 1830

This database contains a 6 volume series about the lives of the most eminent British painters, sculptors, and architects. The first volume includes an introduction to British art. The remaining volumes contains information on the following individuals:

Volume I:
William Hogarth
Richard Wilson
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Thomas Gainsborough

Volume II:
Benjamin West
James Barry
William Blake
John Opie
George Morland
Edward Bird
Henry Fuseli

Volume III:
Grinling Gibbons
Caius Gabriel Cibber
Louis Francis Roubiliac
Joseph Wilton
Thomas Banks
Joseph Nollekens
John Bacon
Anne Damer
John Flaxman

Volume IV:
William of Wykeham
Inigo Jones
Sir Christopher Wren
Sir John Vanbrugh
James Gibbs
William Kent
Early of Burlington
Sir William Chambers

Volume V:
Jamesone
Ramsay
Romney
Runciman
Copley
Mortimer
Raeburn
Hoppner
Owen
Harlow
Bonington

Volume VI:
Conway
David Allan
Northcote
Beaumont
Lawrence
Jackson
Liverseege
Burnet

Even if you are not related to these individuals, this database could still be quite valuable. Much can be learned by reading about the lives of others who lived during the time of your ancestors.

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