William B. Sarsfield Taylor

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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Taylor, William B. Sarsfield, artist and author, was born in 1781, presumably in Ireland. On his father's side he was descended from an officer of the Enniskilleners, and on his mother's from General Sarsfield. He wrote chiefly on the fine arts, and contributed critical essays to the Morning Chronicle. For many years he was Curator of the Model Academy in St. Martin's-lane, London. He was also a prominent archaeologist. The most important works from his pen were: History of the Fine Arts in Great Britain and Ireland, 2 vols., 1841; History of the University of Dublin, octavo, 1845, originally commenced in quarto numbers, with coloured plates, many years before. He died 23rd December 1850, aged 69.

Sources

7. Annual Register. London, 1756-1877.

16. Authors, Dictionary of British and American: S. Austin Allibone. 3 vols. Philadelphia, 1859-'71.

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