Robert Clayton, Wood Engraver

(fl. c. 1834)

Wood Engraver

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

Third son of Benjamin Clayton (I). He assisted his brother Benjamin and also did some wood-engraving for himself, contributing to the "Dublin Penny Journal" in 1834 and 1835. He also engraved Andrew Nicholl's series of thirteen "Views of the Dublin and Kingstown Railway" in 1835. He was a teacher of drawing and was successful for a time as a polisher of cut glass decanters, but he was idle and a ne'er-do-well, and finally went to Australia, where he made a precarious living chiefly in assisting his brother Samuel (q.v.).

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