From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913
Was born about 1764, and became a pupil in the Dublin Society's Schools in 1775. He afterwards established himself as an engraver at 43 Exchange Street, and was subsequently at different times in Marlborough Street, Clarendon Street and Cope Street. The "Dublin Chronicle" for 9th September, 1790, records the death in Exchange Street of his wife. The frontispiece to the "Hibernian Magazine," 1789, was engraved by him. He died in 1839 at the house of his son Henry in D'Olier Street, aged 75.
From a sad, comfortless childhood Giles Truelove developed into a reclusive and uncommunicative man whose sole passion was books. For so long they were the only meaning to his existence. But when fate eventually intervened to have the outside world intrude upon his life, he began to discover emotions that he never knew he had.
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