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British, 19th century, male.

Born 13 January 1814, in Drypool (Yorkshire); died January 1900, in Florence.

Painter, engraver (burin), collector, dealer. Portraits.

William Spence studied in London, Rome and Florence, settling in Florence in 1838. He lived in the Villa Medici, just below Fiesole, where he received artist friends including the Pre-Raphaelite painter William Holman Hunt....