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IRISH ARTISTS & ILLUSTRATION 1830-1930

Brocas, Samuel Frederick

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Biography: Samuel Frederick Brocas (c.1792–1847) was a member of a highly-regarded Dublin-based family of artists and engravers. Samuel F. Brocas was the second son of Henry Brocas, senior (1762–1837), a painter and engraver and a tutor at the Dublin Society Schools. His brothers William (c.1794-1868) and Henry junior, (1798-1873) established their reputations as engravers. Samuel F. Brocas was a successful topographical artist who exhibited at the Royal Hibernian Academy from the late 1820s. With his brothers, Brocas produced a number of urban and rural engravings in the tradition of James Malton (1765-1803). One such collection, engraved by Henry Brocas junior, was entitled 'Select views of Dublin', published by J. Le Petit of Dublin between 1818 and 1829. Samuel F. Brocas was among a small group of Irish artists to experiment with the relatively new technique of lithography.


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