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Samuel Lover 1797-1868

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Born in Dublin. He was both a painter and writer. He became a member of the RHA in 1828 and specialised in marine painting and miniatures. He was one of the founders of the Dublin University Magazine. His first book, Legends and Stories of Ireland, was a collection of stories based on folklore. He moved to London in 1835 and produced probably his best known novel - Handy Andy. With Charles Dickens he co-founded Bentley’s Miscellany and he developed entertainments called “Irish Evenings” which were immensely successful. He wrote over 300 songs and composed librettos. Other works include Rory O’More. He is buried in London.

Further information, location and directions to the grave are to be found in "The End - An Illustrated Guide to the Graves of Irish Writers".  Click here to order a copy of this book