BURTON, SAMUEL FREDERICK

(b. 1786, d. ? )

Landscape Painter

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

Was born on 2nd October, 1786. He was descended from Thomas Burton, one of the two sons of Sir Edward Burton of Longnor, Shropshire, who settled in Ireland in 1610. He was possessed of landed property in the counties of Clare and Limerick and practised landscape painting in oils as an amateur. In 1809, when he was living in Henry Street, he sent a landscape to the exhibition held by the Artists of Dublin in Hawkins Street; and he again exhibited in 1811, 1812, 1813 and 1814. In these years he was living in Charlemont Street. He was a member of the "Society of Artists of the City of Dublin." Many of his works, Scenes in the Counties of Clare and Wicklow, are in the possession of his descendants. A series of Views, after sketches by him, were lithographed. By his wife Hannah, daughter of Robert Mallet, an engineer, of Dublin, whom he married on 24th March, 1808, he had four sons—1st, Edward William, born in 1809, surgeon in the 38th Regiment; 2nd, Robert Nathaniel, vicar of Borris, in Carlow; 3rd, Frederick William, the artist (q.v.) ; and 4th, Bindon John.

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