BURGESS, JAMES HOWARD

Draughtsman and Miniature Painter

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

An artist who practised for many years in Belfast and Carrickfergus and also in Dublin. He painted miniatures as well as landscapes in water-colour, and exhibited in the Royal Hibernian Academy from 1830. He contributed twenty-five illustrations to Hall's "Ireland," published in 1841, graceful sketches of Irish scenery, some of the best in the work. His "Artist's Dream" and his "Illustrations to Moore's Melodies," drawings in the possession of Mr. Bolton of Fitzwilliam, Blackrock, are cleverly designed and show much imagination and humour. In 1846, when he was living in Carrickfergus, he was awarded a prize of ten pounds by the Royal Irish Art Union for a lithograph of Matthew Kendrick's "The Great Britain on Shore in Dundrum Bay." The date of his death has not been ascertained.

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