Henry Tilson, Painter.Grandson to the Bishop of Elphin, Pupil of Sr. Peter Lely. And a Friend of Dahl. He studied in Italy successfully the best Painters: He died in Lincolns Inn Fields, aged 36, and was buried 25.th Nov.r 1695 at St. Dunstans in the West. Vide. Walpoles Anecdotes.
Stipple. 375 x 299mm (14¾ x 11¾"). Trimmed inside plate. Bit messy.
Henry Tilson (1659-1695), the portrait painter. He studied under Sir Peter Lely and then worked for him. After Lely's death in 1680, Tilson went to Italy with Michael Dahl. On his return to England, Tilson obtained some repute as a painter of portraits in oil and crayons. He was very well connected, and was on his way to a successful career, when he shot himself in 1695, through disppointment in love.
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