DENT, WILLIAM

(fl. 1840-1853)

Portrait and Landscape Painter

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

Was born in Cumberland, in 1816, and came to Dublin as a young man about 1840. In that year he sent from 86 Bride Street, a landscape and an historical picture to the Royal Hibernian Academy. He afterwards lived in Cuffe Street, and from 1847 in William Street, and he continued to exhibit until 1853. He does not appear to have been very successful as an artist, and, in his latter years at least, added the trade of a house-painter. The date of his death is not known.

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