Smirke, Robert, R. A. (M)

b. 15 April 1753. d. 5 January 1845. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Painter and illustrator. Born in Wigton, Cumberland. Studied at the Royal Academy Schools. Specialized in literary themes, contemporary subjects, scenes from Shakespeare plays, and illustrated literary and historical texts. Member of the Incorporated Society of Artists. Elected Royal Academician in 1793. Married Elizabeth Russell on 1 March 1777. Illustrator of *History of England* (1792), *Don Quixote* (1818), and *Illustrations to Shakespeare by Robert Smirke R. A.* (1821). Biographical information: *ODNB*. (AC, CC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 2
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
The Triumph of Poetry 1828 Forget-Me-Not Illustrator 14105
Scan.-Mag 1832 The Keepsake Illustrator 3583