William Thompson, Artist

Thompson, William, an artist, born in Dublin in 1726, was the author of a work entitled The Principles of the Beautiful. He practised portrait painting in London, and his name appears in the catalogues of the several picture exhibitions from 1761 to 1776. Bryan says: "Though he was not considered a painter of the first eminence, his pictures possessed the merit of a faithful resemblance and a natural tone of colouring." He died in London in 1800.


277. Painters and Engravers, Dictionary of: Michael Bryan: Edited by George Stanley. London, 1873.