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James Forrester

 (1729 - 1775)
James Forrester was active/lived in United Kingdom.  

Biography   James Forrester


An Irish landscape painter who had a short career in Dublin working with the Society’s School of drawing, before moving to Rome in 1755, where he spent the last twenty years of his life. He travelled extensively while living in Italy to familiarise himself with the landscape. He is best known for vast romantic landscapes depicting scenes of idyllic pastoral life and his drawings are particularly renowned, such as his eight views of Italian scenes which were purchased by William Henry Dawson, 1st Earl of Portarlington. Two drawings from this group, ‘Waterfall’ and ‘Italian View’ are in the V & A Museum collection. He contributed to ‘A Collection of Some of the Finest Prospects in Italy’ in 1762



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