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.
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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.
Samuel Carter Hall was an Irish-born Victorian journalist who is best known for his editorship of The Art Journal and for his much-satirised personality.
William Dyce was a Scottish artist, who played a part in the formation of public art education in the United Kingdom, and the South Kensington Schools system. Dyce was associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and played a part in their early popularity.
Franz Xaver Winterhalter was a German painter and lithographer, known for his flattering portraits of royalty and upper-class society in the mid-19th century. His name has become associated with fashionable court portraiture. Among his best known works are Empress Eugénie Surrounded by her Ladies in Waiting (1855) and the portraits he made of Empress Elisabeth of Austria (1865).
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