William Brunton, Draughtsman

(d. 1878)


From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

Was son of Benjamin S. Brunton, engraver and copper-plate printer of Fleet Street, Dublin. He entered the drawing school of the Royal Dublin Society in 1847, and exhibited a figure subject in the Royal Hibernian Academy in 1854, and again in 1856. He then sought employment in London, and as a black-and-white artist became connected with several of the illustrated periodicals of the day, contributing drawings to "London Society," "Tinsley's Magazine" and "The Broadway," as well as books, and was also on the staff of "Fun." A couple of drawings signed with his signature of arrow-pierced hearts were in "Punch" in 1859. He was a clever draughtsman in black-and-white, but never did justice to his undoubted talents. He died in Junction Road, Holloway, on the 24th March, 1878.

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