Jervais, Thomas

Thomas Jervais (d.1799) was born in Dublin, where he developed his skill in enamel glass painting. He moved to England about 1770 and rapidly established his reputation with small-scale, finely detailed panels—generally copies of Italian, Dutch, and Flemish masters: he specialized in scenes lit by moon and fire which fully exploited the transparency of the medium. He is best remembered for his work at New College, Oxford.

Source: Thomas Jervais by L. H. Cust, revised by Sarah Baylis, 2008 – Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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