Hugh Howard

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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Howard, Hugh, an artist, was born in Dublin, 7th February 1675. The War of 1689-'91 drove his father to England, and Hugh appears to have spent from 1697 to 1700 in France and Italy, where he developed his taste for the fine arts. He afterwards returned to Dublin; but the latter part of his life was spent in England practising painting — "at least with applause," according to Walpole. He enjoyed the position of Keeper of the State Papers and Paymaster of his Majesty's Palaces. He died on 17th March 1737 (aged about 62), bequeathing to his brother, the Bishop of Elphin, a large collection of books and medals. He was buried at Richmond.

Sources

198. Johnson's English Poets: Edited by Alexander Chalmers. 21 vols. London, 1810.

278. Painting in England, Anecdotes of: Horace Walpole. 5 vols. Strawberry Hill, 1795.

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