See also:antiquary, was the son of
See also:James Petrie, a native of
See also:Aberdeen, who had settled in
See also:Dublin as a portrait and
See also:miniature painter . He was
See also:born in Dublin in
See also:January 1790, and was educated as an artist . Besides attaining considerable reputation as a painter of Irish landscape, he devoted much
See also:time to the
See also:illustration of the antiquities of the
See also:country . In 1828 he was appointed to conduct the antiquarian and
See also:historical section of the
See also:ordnance survey of
See also:Ireland . In 1832 he became editor of the Dublin
See also:Penny Journal, a periodical designed to disseminate information among the masses, to which he contributed numerous articles on the
See also:history of the
See also:fine arts in Ireland . Petrie may be regarded as the first scientific investigator of Irish archaeology, his contributions to which are also in themselves of much importance . His
See also:Essay on
See also:Round Towers, for which in 183o he received the prize of the Irish Academy, still ranks as a standard
See also:work . Among his other ' contributions to Irish archaeology are his Essay on the Military Architecture of Ireland and his History and Antiquities of Tara
See also:Hill . He died on the 17th of January 1866 . See the
See also:Life and Labours in
See also:Art and Archaeology of
See also:George Petrie, by
See also:William Stokes (1868) .
WILLIAM MATTHEW FLINDERS PETRIE (1853– )
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