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Andrew Nicholl

 (1804 - 1886)
Andrew Nicholl was active/lived in United Kingdom, Ireland, Sri Lanka.  Andrew Nicholl is known for landscape and marine painting, teaching.

Andrew Nicholl

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Andrew Nicholl "was an Irish painter and a founder member of the Belfast Association of Artists, and in 1847 was elected as an associate member to the Royal Hibernian Academy*, becoming a full member in 1860.

The son of a bootmaker, and younger brother of painter William Nicholl (1794-1840), Andrew was apprenticed to a printer and worked as a compositor on the The Northern Whig.  He found patronage under Sir James Emerson Tennent, who funded a trip to London in 1830-1832.

He exhibited his work at the RHA in Dublin and at the Royal Academy, London*.  Tennent's patronage also secured for him an appointment as teacher of landscape drawing, painting and design at the Colombo Academy (later Royal College, Colombo) in Sri Lanka.  He rewarded his patron (by then Colonial Secretary) by illustrating the latter's descriptive book about the island, Ceylon.

Queen Victoria purchased several of his drawings in 1858 and 1870. The Ulster History Circle has a blue plaque to him at his birth house at 10 Church Lane, Belfast.

Submitted by Mark C. Grove, Charlottesville, VA. 
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About  Andrew Nicholl

Born:  1804 - Belfast, Ireland
Died:   1886
Known for:  landscape and marine painting, teaching