TIMBRELL, JAMES CHRISTOPHER

(b. 1807, d. 1850)

Painter and Sculptor

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

Was born in Dublin in 1807, the younger brother of Henry Timbrell (q.v.). In 1825 he entered the Royal Dublin Society's Schools, and in 1827 sent a "View on Howth Road, near Kilbarrack" to the Royal Hibernian Academy, his first and only exhibit. He presented to the Dublin Society, in 1829, a lithograph, "The Scotch Fisher," done by him. In 1830 he went to London and sent a portrait to the Society of British Artists, and a picture, "Summer," to the British Institution, which were followed by other works in 1835, 1836 and 1842. He made his first appearance at the Academy in 1842 with his "Returning from Market"; in 1844 he exhibited a "Portrait of Carolan, the Irish Bard," and in 1848 a "bas-relief, part of a monument to be erected in marble." He contributed eight illustrations to Hall's "Ireland, its Scenery and Character." He died at Portsmouth, after a painful illness, on the 5th January, 1850.

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