Samuel Clayton, Engraver and Miniature Painter

(fl. 1793-1807)

Engraver and Miniature Painter

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

Eldest son of Benjamin Clayton (I). He was brought up by his father as an engraver. Prints by him will be found in "Anthologia Hibernica," 1793-4. He also painted miniatures. He was twice married; first in 1800 to Jane Maguire, and secondly, in 1807, to Emma Johnson. While still a young man he emigrated to New South Wales, and started in business in Sydney where he was successful and made money. The date of his death is not known. His only son Benjamin became a doctor in Sydney.

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