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Marine painter and etcher James Miller Huggins was the son of marine painter William John Huggins. When he was about ten, James’s family settled in Leadenhall Street, London, near the headquarters of the British East India Company. James was taught by his father and made engravings after his father’s works. By 1830, the year William was appointed Marine Painter to William IV, James had moved to Stepney. Despite his father’s success, James rarely exhibited, showing four paintings at the Royal Society of British Artists from 1826 and just one at the British Institution in 1842. Works by James are now in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. His brother, John W. Huggins, also produced etchings after their father’s shipping portraits.
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