Thomas Flavelle, Gem and Seal Engraver

(fl. 1832-1843)

Gem and Seal Engraver

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

Was son of William Flavelle (q.v.). He was working in Dublin as a gem and seal engraver for some years, and was also for a time in Kilkenny and in Waterford. In 1832 he sent to the Royal Hibernian Academy, from "6 Corner of Essex Bridge," intaglios in cornelian of Byron and Scott; and in the following year, from 10 Lower Sackville Street, a portrait of Charles Kendal Bushe on a bloodstone. He was afterwards, until 1839, at 10 Essex Quay. In 1843 he was in Kilkenny and gained the prize of ten pounds, offered by the Royal Irish Art Union for the best gem engraving, with his head of Charles Kendal Bushe on a bloodstone, and Judge Burton on a cornelian. He competed next year and was favourably mentioned. Soon after this he emigrated to Canada, and nothing is known of his subsequent life.

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