REAGEL, FRANCIS

(fl. c. 1784)

Historical Painter and Worker in Mosaic

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

A native of Germany, he studied painting and mosaic work under his father in Rome. There he was introduced to the Earl of Bristol, Bishop of Derry, who in 1784 invited him to Ireland and commissioned him to execute a mosaic pavement in a temple he was building at Down Hill. Reagel's stay in Ireland was short; his health gave way and he was obliged to leave unfinished his work, for which he was to have received a thousand pounds.

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