Byrne, Letitia (DNB00)

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BYRNE, LETITIA (1779–1849), engraver, was born 24 Nov. 1779, presumably in London, being the third daughter of William Byrne, engraver [q. v.], and the sister of Anne Frances Byrne [q. v.] (Gent. Mag. vol. lxxv. pt. ii. p. 1071). As a pupil of her father, she exhibited landscape-views at the Academy when she was only twenty, in 1799. In 1810 she etched the illustrations for ‘A Description of Tunbridge Wells,’ and among other work entrusted to her were four views for Hakewill's ‘History of Windsor.’ She exhibited ‘From Eton College Play-fields’ at the Academy in 1822; and had other pictures there (twenty-one in all) down to 1848 (Graves's Dict. of Artists, p. 38). She died 2 May 1849, aged 70, and was buried at Kensal Green.

[Redgrave's Dict. of Artists of British School, ed. 1878, p. 66; Graves's Dict. of Artists, p. 38.]

J. H.