Robert George Seymour, Amateur

(b. 1836, d. 1885)


From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

Was born on 20th August, 1836, the youngest son of Edward Wight Seymour, a solicitor in Dublin. He was a clerk in the office of the Church Temporalities Commission. As a clever amateur artist, he was for many years a regular exhibitor of water-colour landscapes, chiefly coast scenes, in the Royal Hibernian Academy. After his retirement from his office he lived in England and died at Clifton on 31st October, 1885. A water-colour drawing by him, "A View of the Lighthouse from Clontarf," is in the National Gallery of Ireland. His sister, KATE SEYMOUR, who studied in the School of Art in Kildare Street, was an accomplished amateur painter in oils and water-colour, and a modeller.

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