John Comerford

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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Comerford, John, a distinguished miniature painter, was born at Kilkenny, the middle of the 18th century. Settling in Dublin, he obtained a wide reputation, and was ultimately enabled to retire on an ample fortune. "Comerford was not only a man of genius, but an artist of the highest excellence, who throughout a long career had been maturing his distinctions. His insight into character, and therefore expression, were as notable as his technical capacity was in all respects consummate."

Sources

218. Lover, Samuel, Life: Bayle Bernard. 2 vols. London, 1874.

145. Gandon, James, Life: Thomas J. Mulvany. Dublin, 1846.

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