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PETRIE, George (1790 - 1866), Archaeologist, painter, watercolourist, draughtsman

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
PETRIE, George (1790 - 1866), Archaeologist, painter, watercolourist, draughtsman

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Irish, 19th century, male.

Born 1 January 1790, in Dublin; died 17 January 1866.

Archaeologist, painter, watercolourist, draughtsman. Landscapes.

George Petrie, son of the miniaturist James Petrie, studied at the Royal Dublin Society art school, and became a member of the Royal Hibernian Academy in 1828 and later its president. He was primarily an archaeologist who studied Irish antiquities. Among his works are drawings

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