Abraham Solomon (1824 – 1862)

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Born as the second son of Meyer Solomon, a Leghorn hat manufacturer, by his wife Catherine, in Sandys Street, Bishopsgate, London, on the 7th May 1823. His father was one of the first Jews to be admitted to the freedom of the city of London. Two members of the family besides Abraham became artists. A younger brother, Simeon Solomon, acquired much acclaim as a pre-Raphaelite painter and pastellist. A sister, Rebecca Solomon, exhibited domestic subjects at the Royal Academy

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