CARVER, RICHARD

(d. 1754)

Historical and Landscape Painter

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

A native of Waterford, he was placed in the Blue-Coat School in Dublin in July, 1697, after a stay of only a few months he was apprenticed on 22nd October to one Edward Harling, a painter. He afterwards practised successfully in Dublin as a painter of landscapes and historical subjects. In Waterford is a large altar-piece by him. His death was announced in "The Universal Advertiser" of 12th February, 1754:—"Mr. Carver, senior, painter, finding himself suddenly taken ill as he was walking on College Green, went into a house and instantly expired."

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