George A. Hanlon, Wood Engraver

(fl. 1840-1860)

Wood Engraver

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

He was a student in the Royal Dublin Society's Drawing School in 1830, and afterwards became a wood-engraver. In 1844 he won the prize of fifteen pounds given by the Royal Irish Art Union for wood-engraving, and in 1846 won a prize of eight pounds. His work will be found in many of the books published in Dublin about this period. Good cuts by him are in Wakeman's "Irish Antiquities," 1858, and he also illustrated many of Petrie's works. He ultimately went to London, where he was employed in similar work, and also on the illustrated papers. The date of his death has not been ascertained.

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