Robert Brooke, Portrait Painter

(fl. c. 1748)

Portrait Painter

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

Was the son of the Rev. William Brooke, rector of Killinkeere, and his wife, Lettice Digby, and was younger brother of Henry Brooke, the author of "The Fool of Quality," etc. Little is known of him as an artist. He lived at Rantavan, County Cavan, with his brother Henry. He painted a portrait of himself, and also, in 1748, an equestrian portrait of the Duke of Cumberland. This latter belongs to the Rev. Stopford A. Brooke. He married his cousin Honor, daughter of the Rev. Henry Brooke, rector of Kinawley, County Fermanagh, who brought him a considerable fortune and by whom he had a large family. The date of his death has not been ascertained.

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