William Peters

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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Peters, William, Rev., R.A., an artist who flourished in the latter half of the 18th century, was born in Dublin. He received his art instruction in the schools of the Royal Dublin Society, and having visited Italy more than once, was in 1763 elected a member of the Imperial Academy at Florence. He matriculated at Oxford in 1779, entered the Church, and was appointed prebendary of Lincoln and chaplain to the Prince of Wales. Bryan's Painters says: "He is better known by the prints engraved for Boydell's Skakspeare and Macklin's Gallery than by his paintings, though some of his pictures have all the impasto of Sir Joshua Reynolds, and in richness of invention and fancy far surpass him." It is supposed that he died about 1800.

Sources

277. Painters and Engravers, Dictionary of: Michael Bryan: Edited by George Stanley. London, 1873.

338. Walker's Hibernian Magazine (1794). Dublin, 1771-1811.
Walker, Joseph C, see Nos. 20, 108.

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