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Combe, Thomaslocked

(b Leicester, 1797; d Oxford, Oct 29, 1872).
  • John Christian

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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 ...

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Dictionary of National Biography, 63 vols and suppls (London, 1885–)