TRENCH, HENRY

(fl. 1700-1726)

Historical Painter

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

Was a native of Ireland. In 1700 he was in Italy and gained a prize at the Academy of St. Luke in Rome. After some years abroad he commenced practice in London as a painter of historical subjects, but not succeeding he went back to Italy for further study. After two years absence he returned to England in 1725. He died the following year and was buried at Paddington. In the British Museum is a drawing by him, "Reading an Omen," in Indian ink wash and pen on grey paper, 22 ¾ by 18 ½ inches; and an "Etching of a Figure," after Raphael, signed Hen. Trench sculp.

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