Thomas Vernon (engraver)

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Levy Emanuel Cohen by Thomas Vernon, after Edward Daniel Leahy.

Thomas Vernon (1824? 1872) was an English engraver.


Vernon was born in Staffordshire about 1824, and studied first in Paris and later in England, where he was a pupil of Peter Lightfoot. He worked in pure line, and became one of the best engravers of figure subjects of his day. [1]

Staffordshire County of England

Staffordshire is a landlocked county in the West Midlands of England. It borders with Cheshire to the northwest, Derbyshire and Leicestershire to the east, Warwickshire to the southeast, West Midlands and Worcestershire to the south, and Shropshire to the west.

Vernon engraved for Samuel Carter Hall's "Royal Gallery of Art, Ancient and Modern": Dyce's Virgin Mother, Winterhalter's portrait of Princess Helena as an amazon, and two other plates. He also engraved several for the Art Journal . Vernon's last and most important work was Christ healing the Paralytic, from the picture by Murillo belonging at that time to Colonel Tomine, M.P. who presented the plate to the Newspaper Press Fund. Veron died on 28 January 1872. [1]

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  1. 1 2 O'Donoghue, Vol LVII, p. 282

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