J. Nixon, Amateur

(fl. end of 18th century)


From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

An amateur draughtsman who appears to have belonged to Belfast. A view of "Dunluce Castle" drawn by him was engraved in Vol. II of Grose's "Antiquities of Ireland," published in 1796, and in the "Copper Plate Magazine" are three plates after his drawings: "Belfast" and "Blarney Castle," engraved by J. Walker in 1793 and 1794, and "Carrickfergus Castle," engraved by J. Storer in 1795. There are also views by him of "Cave Hill," engraved by T. Medland; "Shane's Castle," by Scott, and "Londonderry," by Rawle.

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