JOLLY, WILLIAM

(fl. 1769-1809)

Landscape and Scene-Painter

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

He entered the Dublin Society's Schools in 1764, and exhibited a landscape at the Society of Artists in William Street in 1769. He painted the scenery for the new theatre in Capel Street in February, 1770, and was employed as a scene painter at Smock Alley Theatre, where, with Bamford (q.v.), he did the scenery for the revival of "The Grecian Daughter" in 1772; and was subsequently at Crow Street, where he painted some of the scenery in 1782 for the pantomime of Robinson Crusoe. He lived in Bachelor's Walk and in North Anne Street, and from 1800 to 1809 in Great Ship Street. He was a Warden of the Painter-Stayners' Guild in 1797.

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