WHITMORE, (? SAMUEL)

(fl. 1770-1819)

Landscape and Scene-Painter

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

Was a pupil in Dublin of Robert Carver (q.v.), and worked as a scene-painter about 1770 at both the Dublin theatres under Mossop and Ryder. While a pupil of Carver he did scenery for the Belfast theatre. He painted scenery for "The Padlock" at Smock Alley, in 1776, and the following year was at Crow Street. Later he was in London and succeeded Carver at Drury Lane. In 1800 he was painting scenery for the Hay market theatre, and in 1802 became scene-painter at Covent Garden and continued to be employed at that theatre for some years. In 1819 he provided a new act-drop for the Brighton theatre, and after this date is no more heard of.

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