James Curry, Portrait Painter

(fl. 1730-1738)

Portrait Painter

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

An artist working in Dublin in the first half of the eighteenth century. In 1738 he painted a portrait of "William Stewart, second Viscount Mountjoy, as Grand Master of the Free Masons of Ireland," which was engraved in mezzotint by John Faber in 1741, and published and sold by John Brooks in Dublin. The print is inscribed Frater Curry pinxit. Frater Faber Fecit. In the Blue-Coat School, Dublin, is preserved a receipt from Curry for eight shillings and a penny halfpenny for cleaning pictures there in 1730.

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