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British historian of English and Dutch Art. Armstrong was the son of Walter Armstrong, a merchant, and his wife, Mary Graham (Armstrong). He was initially educated at the Harrow School, later graduating from Exeter College, Oxford. Armstrong married Jane Emily Rose Ferard of Ascot Place in 1873. In 1880, Armstrong distinguished himself as an art critic, writing for various papers, like Pall Mall Gazette, St. James's Gazette, Manchester Guardian, and The Examiner.

Architect and architectural historian; published the important early survey of British architecture, The History of Renaissance Architecture in England, 1500-1800 (1897). Blomfield's father was Reverend George John Blomfield (d. 1900), vicar of Dartford, and his mother, Isabella Blomfield. His parents were distant cousins. After attending Haileybury College he entered Exeter College, Oxford, in 1875, graduating in 1879. With a talent for art, Blomfield initially considered becoming a sculptor.

Assistant Keeper of the Tate Museum and Turner scholar.

Author of the five-volume Lives of the Most Eminent British Painters, Sculptors, and Architects and a biography of the painter David Wilkie. Cunningham was born to John Cunningham (1743-1800) and Elizabeth Harley (Cunningham). He was born in the parish of Keir, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, UK. He was educated at Quarrelwood and apprenticed to James, his brother, as a stonemason. As a young man he witnessed Robert Burns recite "Tam O'shanter," cementing a lifelong interest in poetry and Scottish song.

Editor, Country Life magazine, 1933-1940; architectural historian of British country homes. Hussey's father was Major William Clive Hussey of the Royal Engineers and his mother Mary Ann Herbert. His grandfather was Edward Hussey, from whom Hussey inherited the family estate, Scotney castle, at Lamberhust, Kent. He attended Eaton before serving in World War I as second lieutenant in the Royal Field Artillery. After the war, a family friend, H. Avray Tipping, the principal architectural advisory to Country Life, urged him to join the editorial staff.

Keeper of the Tate, 1907-1911 and Wallace Collection, 1911-1924; early British exponent of French Impressionism. MacColl was the son of the Reverend Dugald MacColl (1826-1882) and Janet Scott Mathieson (MacColl) (d. 1895). He was educated at Glasgow Academy (graduated in 1869), and between 1873 and 1876 at University College School, Hampstead. He entered University College, London in 1876 graduating with his MA in 1881. He joined Lincoln College, Oxford, that year, earning the Newdigate prize for poetry in 1882.

Classicist art historian and cataloger of British art collections; (presumed) author of the Baron von Munchausen tales. Raspe attended the universities of Göttingen and Leipzig. He was attached to the Göttingen university library in various aspects and translated works of philosophy (Leibniz) and literature. In 1767 he appointed professor of archaeology at the Collegium Carolinum in Cassel (Kassel) together with position of keeper of antique gems and collections of the Landgrave of Hesse.

University of Chicago medievalist; authored the Pelican History of Art volume on medieval art in Britain. Rickert was the daughter of Francis E. Rickert and Josephine Newburgh (Rickert). At the death of her mother, her older sister and later medieval literary scholar, [Martha] Edith Rickert (1871-1838) helped raise Margaret. The younger Rickert graduated from Grinell College, Iowa, in 1910 becoming a high school principal in Greene, Iowa. She made an initial trip to Europe in 1914 which consolidated her interest in art history.

Scholar of Henry Fuseli amd the Romantic movement; Institute of Fine Arts of New York University professor of art history. Schiff's father was a lawyer in Oldenburg, Germany and his mother was the actress Maria Martinsen (b. 1901). He attended the Humanistisches Gymnasium there, graduating in 1943, and immediately entered the man-strapped German military during World War II. Captured by the French, Schiff spent a year in a prisoner of war camp.

Athenaeum art critic and biographer of British artists. Stephens was born to Septimus Stephens of Aberdeen and Ann Cooke (Stephens)(?) and raised in Lambeth. Because of an accident in1837, Stephens was physically disabled and educated privately. He later attended University College School, London. In 1844 he entered the Royal Academy [of art] Schools where he met John Everett Millais and William Holman Hunt.

Librarian and Arabic scholar; helped identify and catalog masterworks in British collections. Strong was the son of Thomas Banks Strong, a War Office official, and Anna Lawson (Strong), a scholar of Hebrew. As a boy he studied drawing from Albert Varley, who gave him an edition of the Dictionary of Painters by Matthew Pilkington. Strong made a study of these artists, visiting to the National Gallery, London to supplement his interest. He attended St.

Together with William Young Ottley, wrote a catalog for the British Gallery, 1818. Tresham was an art student at the Dublin Society of Artists where he won a prize in 1773. After moving to London, he met John Campbell, later 1st Baron Cawdor (1753-1821). It was likely with Campbell that Tresham journeyed to Rome in 1775 where he remained for 14 years. In Rome he met the various artists who comprised the classical revival movement, including Antonio Canova (Tresham was Campbell's agent with Canova), Henry Fuseli, and Thomas Banks.

Amateur art historian and authority on British artists. Whitley was son of William Whitley, a fabrics dyer, Mary Gilday (Whitley). After private education he joined his father's business, though his real interests were to be a painter. Between 1887 and 1900 he exhibited landscapes and other works at the Royal Academy. In 1888 he married Mary Alford (1854/5-1931). Whitley began writing articles on British art in the Morning Post. More serious pieces also appeared in the Burlington Magazine, The Studio, and The Connoisseur.