Vernon, Thomas (1824?-1872) (DNB00)

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VERNON, THOMAS (1824?–1872), engraver, was born in Staffordshire about 1824, and studied first in Paris and later in England, where he was a pupil of Peter Lightfoot. He worked in pure line, and became one of the best engravers of figure subjects of his day. He engraved for Samuel Carter Hall's ‘Royal Gallery of Art’ Dyce's ‘Virgin Mother,’ Winterhalter's portrait of Princess Helena as an amazon, and two other plates; also several for the ‘Art Journal.’ Vernon's latest and most important work was ‘Christ healing the Paralytic,’ from the picture by Murillo formerly belonging to Colonel Tomline, M.P., who presented the plate to the Newspaper Press Fund. He died on 23 Jan. 1872.

[Art Journal, 1872; Curtis's Velazquez and Murillo, 1883.]

F. M. O'D.