John Ross, Engraver

(d. 1897)


From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

He worked in Cork as an engraver, for the silversmiths, of heraldic designs on plate, in which he displayed much artistic feeling and skill. He also designed and engraved book-plates, and many of the monumental brasses in St. Finbarr's Cathedral were engraved by him. He was of a modest and retiring character; had he had ambition and sought a wider scope for his talents, he might have attained distinction as an engraver. He died in Cork on 1st December, 1897, aged 70.

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