Samuel Hawksett, Portrait Painter

(b. 1776, d. 1851)

Portrait Painter

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

Born in 1776, he practised in Belfast, where he was the principal portrait painter of his time. He exhibited portraits in the Royal Hibernian Academy from 1826 to 1834, and was a member and treasurer of the Association of Artists founded in Belfast in 1836. He died in 1851. His works include:

Rev. William Bruce, D.D. Miniature. Engraved in 1827 by Adcock.

Hugh Clarke. Ex. Belfast, 1895, by Sampson Clarke.

Marchioness of Donegall. R.H.A., 1826.

Rev. John Edgar, D.D. Engraved in mezzotint.

S. Hanna, D.D. Engraved by J. Jenkins.

William M'Comb. [John Cleeland, Belfast.]

Rev. Hugh MacNeill, Dean of Ripon. Engraved in mezzotint by T. Lupton, and published by S. Hawksett at 39 Great Edward Street, Belfast, in 1845.

James Young. [R. M. Young, Belfast.]

A JOHN HAWKSETT, also of Belfast, exhibited in the Royal Hibernian Academy in 1844, 1845 and 1846.

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