NICHOLSON, ALFRED

(b. 1788, d. 1833)

Water-colour Painter

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

Son of the English artist Francis Nicholson, he was born at Whitby in 1788. In early life he was in the Royal Navy, but after a few years' service left and commenced his career as an artist. He came to Ireland in 1813 and remained until about 1817, when he returned to England. In 1821 he made a sketching tour in Wales, and again visited Ireland. His works, generally of small size, are carefully and accurately drawn and elaborately finished. He died in London on 23rd November, 1833.

A drawing of an Irish landscape by him is in the Victoria and Albert Museum.

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