DU GEER, IGNATIUS

(d. 1751)

Miniature Painter

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

He was working in Dublin as a miniature painter in the first half of the eighteenth century, and appears to have enjoyed some reputation as an artist; but nothing is now known of his works. "Faulkner's Journal"—April, 1749, No. 2309—refers to him: "We hear the famous Mr. Dugar (sic), miniature painter, is to perform the part of Fribble at the Theatre Royal on Wednesday next, with some alterations of his own." The same journal announces his death in 1751: "Last Saturday [i.e., 13th January, 1751] died Mr. Du Geer, a very eminent Painter in Miniature, well known for his simplicity of manners and very inoffensive behaviour" (15th January, 1750-1., No. 2488). Other papers record his Christian name as Ignatius.

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