Charles Newport Bolton, Amateur

(b. 1816, d. 1884)


From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

Was son of the Rev. Henry Bolton, Vicar of Dysart, Queen's County, by Frances, daughter of Sir Simon Newport, and was born on 15th March, 1816. He graduated at Oxford, and in 1878, on the death of his cousin, Miss Jane Bolton, succeeded to the family property of Mount Bolton, county Waterford. He was a clever amateur draughtsman, chiefly of views of old buildings and heraldic designs. A volume of sketches by him of Killarney and Glengarrif, lithographed by G. Rowe, Cheltenham, an oblong folio containing thirteen well-drawn views, was published for the benefit of the Famine Fund in Ireland, and dedicated to the Marchioness of Waterford. Another volume containing views of the River Suir, was published for the Indian Famine Fund. Four woodcuts after drawings by him are in Hall's "Ireland, its Scenery and Character," three in vol. i., and one in vol. ii. Others of his drawings are reproduced in Hore's "History of Wexford." Two large volumes containing views in North Wales and in Scotland are in possession of his son, Mr. Charles Perceval Bolton, of Brook Lodge, county Waterford. He sent in a design for the first penny postage stamp, and designed the medal used by the old Waterford Agricultural Society. A drawing by him was in the Royal Hibernian Academy in 1845, and another in 1846. He died on the 25th April, 1884.

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