Fairland, Thomas (1804-1852) UK (1)

Category: PAINTERS

FairlandTVThomas Fairland (1804 – October 1852) was an English lithographer, engraver and portrait painter.
Fairland showed an early interest in drawing and practiced from nature in Kensington Gardens in London.

He subsequently became a student of the Royal Academy under Henry Fuseli and gained a silver medal for drawing from the cast of Hercules which stood in the entrance hall of the Academy building. Turning his attention to line engraving, he became a pupil of Charles Warren but was more attracted by the new art of lithography in which he produced some very good works.

Fairland struggled however with money and ill-health, and died from tuberculosis (known then as Consumption) in October 1852, aged 49. He was buried in Kensal Green Cemetery.