SOUILLARD, JOHN

(fl. ? early 18th century)

Painter

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

Smith in his "History of Kerry," 1756, says that in the house of the Earl of Kerry at Lixnaw, the walls of the chapel in one of the wings were painted by "a foreigner called John Souillard by copies of the Cartoons of Raphael"; and over the door, between festoons and other decorations, were Heads of Homer, Virgil, Milton and Pope, "all in chiaro-oscuro by the same hand." Some twenty years afterwards the house was in ruins and the paintings defaced.

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