TUCKER, HENRY

(fl. c. 1758-1762)

Portrait Painter

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

A Dublin artist, who, in 1758, was living "at the house with the Venetian window in Ussher Street, the back of Ussher's Quay" ("Annual Register," 1758, pp. 276-277). At this house lodged "the celebrated Lapland philosopher, Ulam Smolenzo Czernigorff, born within the confines of the Arctic Circle," who visited Dublin in 1758. This quack, conjuror and astrologer, died in the house on the 13th December. Tucker, in 1764, was given a premium of two guineas by the Dublin Society for a print engraved by him; and in the following year three pounds for " NewDesigns on Copper-plates." In "Wilson's Dublin Magazine " for 1762 is a satirical print, H. Tucker sculpt. According to Pasquin, Tucker, if it be the same artist, was a portrait painter in oils, and left Ireland for the north of England, where he practised with success.

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