ROOS, WILLIAM (1808 - 1878), portrait painter and engraver

Name: William Roos
Date of birth: 1808
Date of death: 1878
Parent: Mary Roose
Parent: Thomas Roose
Gender: Male
Occupation: portrait painter and engraver
Area of activity: Art and Architecture
Author: Megan Ellis

the son of Thomas and Mary Roose, Bodgadfa, Amlwch, he was christened at Amlwch 30 April 1808. His paintings of ‘The Death of Owen Glyndwr’ and ‘The Death of Captan [ sic ] Wynn at Alma’ were awarded second place at the national eisteddfod held at Llangollen in 1858. He was a popular portrait painter and the N.L.W. holds his portraits in oils of Christmas Evans, John Cox, Thomas Charles, John Jones (Talhaiarn), and R. W. Price (Rhiwlas), in addition to several mezzotints and lithograph portraits by him. He offered his portrait of Christmas Evans to William Roberts (Nefydd) in 1870 for £2, unframed. He died at Amlwch 4 July 1878.


Published date: 1959

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