FORRESTER, JAMES

(fl. 1761-1765)

Landscape Painter and Engraver

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

He was a pupil of Robert West in the school in George's Lane in 1747, and received premiums from the Dublin Society in that year and in 1750. In 1752 he won the first prize for drawing in the annual competition in the school. He soon after went to Rome where he remained for some time, and in 1761 sent a large landscape to the Royal Academy. In 1765 he sent three landscapes to the Society of Artists in Dublin. Nothing further is known of him. He did some carefully etched Italian scenes.

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