Artist Biographies

Richard Carver

Richard Carver was an Historical and Landscape Artist, a native of Waterford, who died in 1754. As a youth, he was placed in the Blue Coat School in Dublin, in July 1697, but after a stay of only a few months, he was apprenticed on the 22nd of October to one Edward Harling, a painter. He afterwards practised successfully in Dublin as a painter of landscapes and historical subjects. There was a large alter-piece by him in his native Waterford. His death was announced in ‘The Universal Advertiser’ of 12th February 1754: “Mr Carver, senior, painter, found himself suddenly taken ill as he was walking on College Green, went into a house and instantly expired”
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