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William Blundell Spence (January 13, 1814 – January 23, 1900) was an English artist and art dealer. Born in Drypool, Yorkshire, to noted entomologist William Spence and his wife Elizabeth Blundell, he spent the years 1826-1832 travelling abroad with his parents. In 1836 he settled in Florence, Italy, where he spent the rest of his life. [1]


Though not himself an entomologist, he joined the Entomological Society of London at its founding in 1833, and was noted as its longest-surviving original member.[2]


  1. ^ Fleming, John (1979). "Art Dealing in the Risorgimento II". The Burlington Magazine 121 (917): 492–494+497–500+502–508.  
  2. ^ Verrall, G. H. (1900). "Obituary". Transactions of the Royal Entomological Society of London: page xxxvi.  


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