George McAllister

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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McAllister, George, was born in Dublin in 1786. Having begun life as a jeweller, he turned his attention to painting on glass, and after some years succeeded in bringing the art to greater perfection than it had yet attained in Ireland. He finished a fine window for Lismore Cathedral, and was engaged upon one for Tuam, when his bodily powers failed through excessive anxiety and close application. He died 14th June 1812, aged only 25, leaving three sisters, who, we are told, completed his unfinished work.

Sources

146. Gentleman's Magazine. London, 1731-1868.
Gilbert, John T., see Nos. 110, 335.

349. Worthies of Ireland, Biographical Dictionary of the: Richard Ryan. 2 vols. London, 1821. Wyse, Thomas, see No. 73.

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