Francis Xavier Vispré, Portrait Painter

(b. 1730, d. about 1790)

Portrait Painter

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

Was born in Paris in 1730, and came to London in 1760. He painted portraits in oil and crayons, and also miniatures, and was an exhibitor from 1760 to 1783 with the Society of Artists, of which he was elected a Fellow in 1771. In 1776 he came to Dublin, and exhibited miniatures and portraits in crayons with the Society of Artists in William Street in 1777. He left Dublin and returned to London in 1780, and was an exhibitor of portraits in the Royal Academy in 1788 and 1789. He died about 1790.

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