William Combe:

Born: Bristol, 1741

Died: Lambeth, 1823

Known For: Doctor Syntax’s Three Tours, A Description of Patagonia, and the Adjoining Parts of South America (1774), The Diaboliad (1777), The R—l Register (1777-84), The English Dance of Death (1815-1816)

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William Gilpin:

Born: Cumberland, 1725

Died: Boldre, 1804

Known For: An essay on prints: containing remarks upon the principles of picturesque beauty; the different kinds of prints; and the characters of the most noted masters (1768); Observations on the River Wye, and several parts of South Wales, etc. relative chiefly to picturesque beauty; made in the summer of the year 1770 (1782); Observations, relative chiefly to picturesque beauty, made in the year 1772, on several parts of England; particularly the mountains, and lakes of Cumberland, and Westmoreland (1786); Three essays: on picturesque beauty; on picturesque travel; and on sketching landscape: to which is added a poem, On landscape painting (1792); Observations on the Western parts of England, relative chiefly to picturesque beauty; to which are added a few remarks on the picturesque beauties of the Isle of Wight (1798)

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Thomas Rowlandson

Born: London, 1756/57

Died: London, 1827

Known for: Vauxhall Gardens (1785), The Microcosm of London (1808-1810); The Three Tours of Doctor Syntax; The English Dance of Death (1815-1816)

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