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John Christian

English publisher and patron. He was one of the earliest patrons of the Pre-Raphaelites, and his bequest of their works to the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, is notable among collections formed in the 19th century in that it remains largely intact. (Unless otherwise stated, all works mentioned are in the ...


British, 19th century, male.

Born 29 April 1830, in Leeds; died 23 January 1888, in Leeds.

Painter, watercolourist, engraver. Landscapes.


Pre-Raphaelite (related to).

John William Inchbold was the son of the chief editor and proprietor of the Leeds Intelligencer. After studying drawing he went to live in London, working in the lithographic studio of Day and Haghe. Around ...


Peter Stansky

English designer, writer and activist. His importance as both a designer and propagandist for the arts cannot easily be overestimated, and his influence has continued to be felt throughout the 20th century. He was a committed Socialist whose aim was that, as in the Middle Ages, art should be for the people and by the people, a view expressed in several of his writings. After abandoning his training as an architect, he studied painting among members of the Pre-Raphaelites. In ...