FORSTER, THOMAS

(b. about 1782, d. about 1869)

Seal and Gem Engraver and Lithographer

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

Was born about 1782, the son of William Forster, a native of the County Louth, who kept a school in Greek Street, Dublin. He worked as a seal-engraver in Anglesea Street, and was one of the first to practice chromo-lithography in Dublin. He died about 1869. He was father of William C. Forster and of John Forster, both of whom were associated with him as engravers and lithographers; and of Thomas Forster, successively a clergyman, actor and medical doctor, who died in 1912, and of Joseph, a mathematical instrument maker, who died about 1884.

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