James Warren Childe (1780 – 19 September 1862) was an English
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Childe was born in
Poole, Dorset and first appears as an exhibitor in
Royal Academy in 1798. In that year he was residing at 29 Compton
Soho with his older brother Elias Childe. He was also the
brother of magic lantern maker Henry Langdon Childe. His first
exhibited works were landscapes, chiefly taken from London and the
immediate neighborhood. He first appears as a miniature painter in
1815, and seems to have thenceforth adopted that particular line
exclusively. From that year to 1853 he was a constant exhibitor of
miniatures at the Royal Academy, and also at the Suffolk Street
gallery. Most of his exhibited works were portraits of best known and
most popular actors and actresses of the day. 
He married Ann, née Banfield on 25 June 1810. His own children, who
Ann Childe Seguin
Ann Childe Seguin and artist Maria Louisa Childe, were
also favorite subjects. Childe resided the greater part of his life at
39 Bedford Street, Covent Garden, and died at Searsdale Terrace,
Kensington, on 19 September 1862, aged 82.
His middle name has also been listed as Wearing, Wearin or Waring.
^ a b "Childe, James Waring". oxforddnb.com. Retrieved September 24,
^ Cust 1887.
This article incorporates text from a publication now in the
public domain: Cust, Lionel Henry (1887). "Childe, James Warren".
In Stephen, Leslie. Dictionary of National Biography. 10. London:
Smith, Elder & Co.
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