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English architect, designer and writer. He had an early interest in archaeology, which was fostered by fragments of medieval carving in his parents’ garden. From the age of 15 he began sketching buildings all over the West Country. In 1851 he contributed illustrations to The Antiquities of Bristol and Neighbourhood...

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Swiss, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 2 January 1837, in Geneva; died 12 April 1914, in Paris.

Enameller, potter, archaeologist.

Christophe Mayor was a pupil of Hébert, Glardon and Lamunière. He worked in Paris, London and, from 1863, in Geneva, where he taught ceramics at the École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts....

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British, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 14 October 1853, in Old Alresford; died 21 December 1940, in South Gorley.

Engraver (etching), illustrator, textile designer, archaeologist. Scenes with figures.

George Heywood Maunoir Sumner trained as a lawyer but chose to pursue a career in art. He lived and worked in London, where he played an important role in the revival of wood engraving. He was a member of the Fitzroy Picture Society, through whom he published reproductions of his prints. He exhibited in London from ...