BAMFORD, JONATHAN

(fl. 1753-1786)

Landscape, Scene and Herald Painter

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

He worked as a landscape painter and also as a herald painter in Dublin for many years, living in Bull Lane and in Hawkins Street. He was admitted as a quarter-brother to the Guild of St. Luke, the Corporation of Painter-Stayners and Cutlers, in 1753. He painted scenery for the Smock Alley Theatre when under the management of Mossop in 1760; and later, about 1782, was employed at Crow Street. There is no mention of him after 1786. Heraldic drawings signed by him, done between 1765 and 1768, are in a volume of Pedigrees in the Office of Arms, Dublin Castle.

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